Film Screening: Dear Summer Sister (Natsu No Imoto)

  • Starts: 9:30 pm on Friday, April 5, 2013
Directed by Nigisa Oshima. With Hosei Komatsu, Hiromi Kurita, Akiko Koyama Japan 1972, 35mm, color, 95 min. Japanese with English subtitles On the occasion of Okinawa's release from American control, Oshima offered this poetic and wonderfully unpredictable exploration of the island and its inhabitants as a distorting mirror of Japan's complex and tumultuous modern history. Loosely following a spirited young Tokyo woman's travels through Okinawa in search of the half-brother she has never met, Dear Summer Sister leads us through a series of mysterious vignettes about the girl's extended family and new found Okinawan acquaintances, each of whom hold sharply different opinions about the island's history and future.
Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

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