06-24 November 2019

TORA-SAN, MY UNCLE

TORA-SAN, MY UNCLE

男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん

Spotlight on Japan
Yoji Yamada

Japan

1989 / 109’ / Japanese

TORA-SAN, MY UNCLE
TORA-SAN, MY UNCLE

The well-intentioned, kind-hearted, and somewhat awkward but always lovable Tora-san makes one of his periodic visits to his sister and her family in Tokyo. His nephew, Mitsuo, is depressed because he has failed his university entrance examination, and also because Izumi, a young girl he is in love with, has transferred to a school in Saga, Kyushu. Mitsuo leaves home and finds her, but her bad-tempered uncle disapproves of her riding around with a young man from Tokyo. Tora-san gets involved in this complex interplay of relationships, in his usual delightful and unexpected way.
The 42nd entry of the long-running TORA-SAN film series, this film was released in 1989. Recently digitally remastered, TORA-SAN: MY UNCLE’s storyline ties in directly to the main plot of TORA-SAN: WISH YOU WERE HERE, which was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famed Japanese vagabond film series.

-Anderson Le

Screenings
Saturday 9 12:30 - 14:23Regal Dole Cannery 1
Sunday 17 13:15 - 15:09Regal Dole Cannery 18
DirectorYoji Yamada.
CastKiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baisho, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Kumiko Goto and Mari Natsuki.
ScreenplayYoji Yamada and Yoshitaka Asama.
CinematographerTetsuo Takaba.
Production designerMitsuo Degawa.
EditorIwao Ishii.
MusicNaozumi Yamamoto.

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