JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available.
Omnibus Film Based on 3 Classic Rakugo Tales
Rakugo Eiga (110mins, 2012)
Directed by Mikihiro Endo, Issey Matsui, Yuichiro Sakashita
©"THE RAKUGO MOVIE" PRODUCTION COMMITTEE
This film features Japan’s traditional art, “rakugo” as its theme. It is a modern adaptation of three rakugo tales presented in three short films (“Before After” based on the rakukgo “Nezumii” or “Rat”, “Life Rate” based on the rakukgo “Shinigami” or “The Reaper”, and “Sarugoke ha Tsuraiyo” based on rakugo “Sarugoke” or “Monkey Widow”). It is quite the challenge to not only turn rakugo into film, but to set such stories in modern society. However, the efforts of graduate school creators from the Tokyo University of the Arts, made it possible.
*In Japanese with English subtitles
Click HERE to watch the Trailer (Japanese, No subtitles)