Japanese Film Series - Confessions

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:00pm
Chandler Ullmann Hall, Room 230
The best seller Kokuhaku [Confessions] garnered numerous publisher awards in 2009 in a hardcover edition of 700,000 copies.  Starting with the confession of a female teacher whose young daughter is killed by her students, the tale unfolds in a series of confessions by the key players as truth gets twisted and a series of terrifying, astounding, hair-raising events come to light.
 
This shocking work, already raising eyebrows from its incarnation in print now cranks it up a notch by being made as a movie!  Who would have imagined?  At the helm is the genius, Tetsuya Nakashima, renowned for the exquisite directorial style and superb work with actors in the films, Kamikaze Girls, Memories of Matsuko and Paco and the Magical Book. [Source: Toho] (106 min.  Japanese with English subtitles)
 
Free & Open ONLY to Lehigh students/faculty/staff
 
Co-sponsored by Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Asian Studies
 
For more information contact Professor Kyoko Taniguchi, kyt213@lehigh.edu
 

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