Film

Haru's Journey
FILM

Haru's Journey

春との旅 (Haru to no tabi)
New York Premiere
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Haru’s Journey © 2010 "Haru's Journey" Film Partners.



2010, 134 min., 35mm, in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Masahiro Kobayashi. With Teruyuki Kagawa, Tatsuya Nakadai, Eri Tokunaga.

“Sublimely human” - Nicolas Vroman, Hot Splice

"Richly rewarding odd-couple road movie pairing the legendary Nakadai Tatsuya and young actress Tokunaga Eri.” - Derek Elley, Film Business Asia

If Ozu had directed the famed foreign language Academy Award® winner Departures, or remade his own Tokyo Story in our (troubled) times, it might very well have looked like Haru’s Journey.

European film festivals’ favored director Masahiro Kobayashi (Man Walking on Snow, Bashing, The Rebirth, Where Are You?) follows the uneasy journey of an elderly fisherman Tadao (Tatsuya Nakadai) and his granddaughter Haru (Eri Tokunaas) as they hit the hard roads of northern Japan, providing uniquely penetrating insight into Japanese culture through universal themes of acceptance, resilience and familial commitment. A rare road movie gem.

Introduction and Q&A with Director Masahiro Kobayashi.


50% of the proceedings will go to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.


Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

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