Foreign Film Series ~ Harmonium
- Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.
The library's free foreign film series presents Japanese director Koji Fukada's Cannes Film Fest award-winning drama, screening at the Chief Theater.
With his highly perceptive attention to character, director Koji Fukada creates an explosive family drama. Intended as a companion piece to the black comedy Hospitalite (which the library screened in 2012) Harmonium returns to the domestic sphere as it captures the collapse of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family. Life for Toshio, his wife, and their younger daughter Hotaru carries on as usual until he hires the mysterious Mr. Yasaka, an old acquaintance dressed in white who has just been released from prison, in his workshop. Harmonium captivated critics and audiences alike during the 69th Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize.
In Japanese with English subtitles
Run time: 118 min.