International Film Series: Japanese Film "Himizu"

November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Chandler-Ullmann Auditorium

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Library and Technical Services presents the fifth film in the International Film Series, a Japanese film entitled Himizu.

Wednesday November 11th at 6:00pm

Inspired by the popular Manga, and directed by Japanese provocateur Sion Sono (Guilty of Romance, Suicide Club), Himizu centers upon two teenagers, struggling for survival in a town devastated by the 2011 tsunami. Alienated from his family and devoid of hope for the future, Yuichi becomes a vigilante and commits a string of violent acts upon the world’s evildoers, including his abusive father. Keiko is a former classmate who has an obsessive fascination with Yuichi, following every move of the disenchanted teen’s murder spree. While some critics were alarmed by the film’s “brutal violence” (The Hollywood Reporter), others praised newcomers Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaido, who shared the Marcello Mastroianni Prize, for Best New Actor, at the 68th Venice Film Festival.  (Olive Film)

This event is free and open to the Lehigh Community.

Authentic snacks will be served after the film.