Intro by Murai Atsushi, Consulate-General of Japan


An official selection of the 36th Montreal World Film Festival. This road movie, which reunites Poppoya director Furuhata Yasuo and star Takakura Ken, gently depicts meetings and farewells between various people through the prism of a couple's deep love for one another.

One day, prison technical instructor Kurashima Eiji (Takakura) receives a letter. It was sent by his late wife Yoko (Tanaka Yuko), and simply asks him to travel to the sea near her hometown and spread her ashes there. In order to fulfill her wish, Eiji sets off on a journey to Yoko's hometown in Nagasaki.


Sponsored by The Japan Foundation and The Consulate-General of Japan at Denver

Mon March 13, 2017, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium




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$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


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