Film

Only She Knows
FILM

Only She Knows

彼女だけが知っている (Kanojo Dake ga Shitteiru)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

© 1960 Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Film
Saturday, April 27, 7 PM

The debut film by Osamu Takahashi, assistant director on Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story (1953) and a Shochiku New Wave leading figure who launched the film journal Shichinin (The Seven) with his circle of fellow assistant directors (including Nagisa Oshima and Kiju Yoshida). A young woman is attacked by a serial rapist and murderer whom her detective father (played by Ozu regular Chishu Ryu) is investigating. Though she survives, the impact of the event creates increasing discord and agony for her and her loved ones. After this auspicious debut, Takahashi went on to make a couple more films for Shochiku before going independent and eventually becoming well-known as a novelist.

1960, 63 min., DCP, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Osamu Takahashi. With Chishu Ryu, Mitsuko Mito, Akiko Koyama, Fumio Watanabe.

Part of The Other Japanese New Wave: Radical Films from 1958-61

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$10 members

Special Offer: Show your ticket for this event to our Welcome Desk and receive 50% off admission to our exhibition, Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s. Valid through May 31, 2019.

This program is part of our Japan in the Global 1960s series.

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