Film still from Tokyo-Ga. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from Tokyo-Ga. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Tokyo-Ga

Goethe-Institut NZ German Film Series
  • Sun 31 Mar 2019
  • 4—5:45PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated exempt

Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films.

German director Wim Wenders made this documentary in which he tries to explore the Tokyo that was depicted in the films of Yasujiro Ozu. When Wenders visits Tokyo for the first time, he finds a very different city, one with a booming fascination with technology that often clashes with the traditional elements of Japanese culture. Wenders also interviews Ozu's cinematographer, Yuharu Atsuta, and Chishu Ryu, an actor who frequently collaborated with Ozu.

US/DE, 1985, 92 min; Dir. Wim Wenders

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Film poster from Tokyo-Ga. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film poster from Tokyo-Ga. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from Tokyo-Ga. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from Tokyo-Ga. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

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