Thursday Cinema
Tokyo Waka

Salt Beyoğlu

November 26, 2015 19.00

Still from Tokyo Waka (2012) <i>Tokyo Waka</i> (2012) filminden bir kare ©Bullfrog Films
Still from Tokyo Waka (2012) ©Bullfrog Films

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Tokyo Waka (2012)
Director: John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
63 minutes
Japanese; Turkish and English subtitles

This film is as much a carefully etched, lyrical portrait of Tokyo and its inhabitants as it is a full-fledged rendering of the surprisingly rich life of crows. A tofu seller, a homeless woman, and a Buddhist priest contemplate mortality, the metabolism of their city, and garbage, while around them crows build nests of stolen hangers, collect food in the parks, and strafe hapless passersby. The film is an evocative encapsulation of post-bubble Tokyo, when people caught in the flow of change seek their own precarious perches in an unpredictable future.

Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

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