Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Rhapsody in August

rhapsody in august

Rhapsody in August
(Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Wednesday, November 8
6:00 p.m.
Wyatt 307

Introduced by
Professor Ludden, Foreign Languages
Professor Ferrari, Politics and Government

Rhapsody in August follows four cousins who reluctantly spend the summer outside of Nagasaki with their grandmother, only to discover how deeply they are tied to her. As the cousins learn about their family and the fate of Nagasaki in 1945, Kurosawa comments on the costs of war, the present meaning of the past, and the paradox of America’s importance to Japanese culture. In Japanese with English subtitles.