New York Premiere
Friday, July 9, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
2009, 118 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Isao Yukisada. With Tatsuya Fujiwara, Karina, Shihori Kanjiya.
Introduction and Q&A with director Isao Yukisada
Introduction and Q&A with actor Tatsuya Fujiwara and director Isao Yukisada
FIPRESCI Jury Prize at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.
A slender art house picture endlessly alert to the lives that hover on the fringes of our own, Parade scrapes against the sentimental in intimate scenes that are amazingly adroit in their negotiation of mood and competing solitude. In a crammed Tokyo apartment meant for newlyweds, four housemates orbit around each other's lives--an aimless college student, a high-strung film industry employee (Tatsuya Fujiwara, Battle Royale, Death Note), a sleepaholic actress in a dead-end affair with a TV drama star and a spottily employed illustrator with a disturbing sense of humor. Along comes a golden-haired visitor, and things get very interesting. What sounds like a set-up for an American sitcom becomes the pretext for a striking and subtle existentialist drama with roots deeply planted in the despair of post-postmodern life, and with the edge of a dark-as-night crime thriller.
Part of Japan Cuts: Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
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