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Tokyo!, Fri April 24
2009, 7:00 & 9:15;
Sat April 25
2009, 7:00 & 9:15

Three Cult Directors' Vignettes Explore Facets of Japanese Culture

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Tokyo! shows at IFS on Fri April 24, 2009, 7:00 & 9:15;, Sat April 25, 2009, 7:00 & 9:15

Three Cult Directors' Vignettes Explore Facets of Japanese Culture
Fri April 24
2009, 7:00 & 9:15;
Sat April 25
2009, 7:00 & 9:15

Tokyo! features the work of three directors with international cult followings, Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, and Bong Joon-ho. Each contributes to this film a story about modern-day urban Japan. Gondry's surreal “Interior Design” centers on a woman who moves to a cramped apartment in Tokyo with her increasingly successful filmmaker boyfriend. To support his goals, she begins to blend into their surroundings. Carax's “Merde” is about a creature who lives in the sewers and emerges to harass Tokyo's residents, eventually being brought to trial for his crimes. In “Shaking Tokyo,” Korean director Bong Joon-ho tells of a “hikikimori,” a shut-in, who falls in love with a delivery person who brings him food.

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