Foreign Film & Discussion Series

March 22, 2012

Tokyo Sonata

Please join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this award-winning film from Japan. In Japanese w/English subtitles, rated PG-13, 2008. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

If you are unable to attend the viewing, you may check the DVD out from the library. (If you are not a member of the Burlington County Library System, check with your own library to see if they carry it or can get it for you.)

Synopsis: From Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa comes a drama about the Sasakis, an ordinary Japanese family living a bucolic life — until the father is abruptly laid off from his job and decides to keep the news from his wife and kids. Soon, the father’s sense of shame, and the indignity he faces while passing each day in the park in his suit and tie, quickly turns into a rage that proves to hold irrevocable consequences for all concerned.