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Films & Schedules - Cherry Blossoms

Sat, Feb 14, 2009
at 3 PM (WH)

Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 5 PM (WH)

Cherry Blossoms

DIRECTOR: Doris Dörrie - Germany

Dörrie draws from Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu's classic Tokyo Story for this emotional tale of love and renewal.  Middle-aged couple Trudi and Rudi lead a routine life in a sleepy German town.  When Trudi learns that Rudi is terminally ill, she will not tell him, but she wants him to see his children one last time.  They go to Berlin to visit two of their grown children, who have little time for or interest in them, but their plans to travel to Tokyo to see their other child are unexpectedly disrupted when Trudi herself dies.  Left with Trudi's suitcase, which contains mementos of hobbies he discouraged her from pursuing, Rudi pushes on to Tokyo, where he finds no real sympathy with his son, but discovers a new understanding of his wife, and of himself, as the cherry trees blossom.

Selected Filmography: Straight Through the Heart (83), Men (85), Nobody Loves Me (94), Am I Beautiful? (98), Enlightenment Guaranteed (00).

Sponsored by French American International School

WH     127 Minutes    

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