A Man Vanishes
Japan, 1967, 130 Minute Running Time
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
Screens at 6:30pm Saturday, February 23rd at the Sie FilmCenter
One of the most important and complex works by two-time Palme d'Or winning director Shohei Imamura, A Man Vanishes begins as an investigation into one of the thousands of missing persons cases that occur in Japan each year.
The film follows the case of Tadashi, a handsome businessman who has suddenly vanished. Imamura and his crew interview the man's fiancée, Yoshie, who is desperately searching for him, and the filmmaker becomes increasingly involved in her life. But the "investigation" casts a shadow of doubt over the couple's relationship, Tadashi's business ventures, his relationship with Yoshie's sister, and even, Imamura himself, who may not be what he seems.
DIRECTOR: Shôhei Imamura
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Screens at 3:00pm Sunday, February 24th at the Sie FilmCenter
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