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Jan. 20 Film Screening: 'Maborosi'

Maborosi Viewing Notes

Join us for the continuation of our 37th annual film series on Sun, Jan. 20 2:00 PM

Maborosi Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan (1995) 110 min. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Kore-eda, considered the heir apparent to the great Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu, brings “quiet” cinema to the present as he subtly examines the inner lives of his characters. Based on the story “Maborosi no hikari”—“Illusory Light”—the story follows a young widow and mother as she moves from her lonely life in the bustling city of Osaka to pursue an arranged second marriage with a man in a remote fishing village. The village community and seaside landscape help her to move through a complex emotional evolution. With surprising cinematographic choices and richly realistic acting, the film feels like a painting come beautifully to life as we contemplate its explorations of the nature of grief and healing, and the role of place in those emotional experiences. In Japanese with English subtitles.

“a pictorial tone poem of astonishing visual intensity and emotional depth” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times


Norick Art Center
1601 NW 26th St.
Oklahoma City University Campus
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

*Easy parking will be available to the north and west of the building*

Come early and see the art in the gallery!

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