Wife of a Spy [In-Person Only]
Fri Oct 01: 7.30pm PDT
Sat Oct 02: 3.30pm PDT, 7.30pm PDT
Sun Oct 03: 4.30pm PDT, 7.30pm PDT
$13 General Admission
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Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchcockian thriller shot in stunning 8K.
The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed.
Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Japan Societys 2021 Honoree Yû Aoi) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusakus seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died. Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.
(Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan, 2021, 115 min, in English and Japanese with English subtitles)
Description and images courtesy of Grasshopper Pictures.
A work of someone in masterful control of atmosphere Kurosawa brings viewers into the ghastly secret that binds husband and wife together, one that could end their lives if discovered. John Lui, The Straits Times
A period drama with distinct Hitchcockian overtones in the vintage of Suspicion and Notorious. Jonathan Romney, Screen International
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