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. . . on Tues., Dec. 3 at 6:45 p.m. for a sneak peak at the year-end blockbuster-to-be, Talking the Pictures, an exuberant love letter to classic films and katsuben live narrators from Masayuki Suo, the director of such indelible works as Shall We Dance? Endlessly inventive, quirkily evocative, chockfull of clever period detail and driven by a jaunty ragtime score, the film follows a young man (Ryo Narita in a career-defining role) as he follows his dream to be a katsuben, with a few not-quite-legal detours in between. Team Suo favorites abound: Naoto Takenaka, Eri Watanabe, Fumiyo Kohinata star alongside Masatoshi Nagase, Kengo Kora, Mao Inoue, Takuma Otoo and Yutaka Takenouchi in this nostalgia-tinged tribute to filmmaking in the good old days. The director and his star, Ryo Narita, will join us for the Q&A session.
(Japan, 2019; 127 minutes; in Japanese with English subtitles)

— Karen Severns


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Published in: December 2019

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