JFLA in collaboration with the Japan Business Association (JBA) and American Cinemateque presents the screening of "The Great Passage," which was selected as Japan's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
THE GREAT PASSAGE (FUNE WO AMU)
(2013, 133min. / Director: Yûya Ishii)
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Introverted Mitsuya Majime (Ryuhei Matsuda) is a wash-out as a salesman, but with his linguistics degree, he’s the ideal replacement for a departing editor working on a new dictionary entitled The Great Passage. The project requires years of painstaking work, but Mitsuya is sustained by his love for an aspiring chef (Aoi Miyazaki). "It's the power of words to enlighten and connect us that remains the constant and gives this charming film its special place on the shelf." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times.