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THE JAPANESE DOG

Fri, Feb 6, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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Wed, Feb 11, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Feb 19, 2015
at 6 PM (Moreland Theater)
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THE JAPANESE DOG

DIRECTOR: TUDOR CHRISTIAN JURGIU - ROMANIA

This year’s Romanian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, this subtle and movingly told tale of loss and recovery is reminiscent of the work of Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu. Recent floods in rural southern Romania have swept away 80-year-old Costache’s wife and all of their belongings. Now, after a 20-year absence, his estranged son Ticu arrives with his Japanese wife and young son. The unexpected visit forces father and son to relearn how to rebuild their relationship. Costache becomes a real grandfather to his seven-year-old grandson, while Ticu straightens out past mistakes. “A satisfying, unexpectedly upbeat film, superbly played, in which hope is always just about visible through the tragedy.”—The Hollywood Reporter. In Romanian and Japanese with English subtitles.

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Sponsored by the Romanian American Society.

86 Minutes    

Interests: Oscar Submissions.

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