Monday, January 9, 2006

Mikio Naruse Retrospective at NWFF - Jan 19 - Feb 26

NARUSE

Northwest Film Forum Naruse Site

Enduring Cinema of Mikio Naruse

January 19 - February 26, 2006
Advanced tickets and passes now on sale!
www.nwfilmforum.org

A multiple award-winner and frequent box office champ in Japan, a
titan among French cinéastes, and the first Japanese director to be
reviewed in The New York Times (14 years before Rashomon), Naruse
(1905-1969) still remains virtually unknown in this country, and
certainly not available on video.

Northwest Film Forum is thrilled to be showing ten of Japanese Master
Naruse's heart-breakingly humanist films, most of which are newly
restored prints. Don't miss your chance to see Naruse's enduring and
proud post-WWII heroines (Geishas, Ginza bar hostesses, mothers, and
wives) survive the modernization of Japan.