January 15, 2009

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108 minutes

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A FREE Sneak Preview and Q&A with director Michel Gondry

Tokyo! (2008)

January 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm in 26-100

This is a FREE sneak preview! Members of the MIT and Wellesley communities will receive preferred admission with one guest, beginning at 6:20 pm. Remaining seats will be available to the general public. There are limited seats, so make sure to arrive early!

TOKYO! will be followed by a Q&A session with director Michel Gondry.

TOKYO! is a symphony interpreted in three dissonant parts, reflecting the image of the metropolis.

INTERIOR DESIGN by Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind): the surreal fable of a young couple who moves to Tokyo in search of a future. While the boy's ambition is clear - be a movie maker- the girl drifts gradually apart. Both of them will be drowned in the imensity until the girl, feeling alone, discovers something strange...

MERDE by Leos Carax (Pola X): a mysterious man spreads confusion on the streets of Tokyo through a succession of irrational and provocative acts. "The Creature of the Sewers" as the media have dubbed him, arouse passion or repulsion. He will be captured, judged and then...

SHAKING TOKYO by Bong Joon-Ho (Gwoemul/The Host): He is a hikikomori - like many others in Japan, he has withdrawn from all contact with the outside world. When the pizza delivery girl faints during an earthquake, the unthinkable happens - the man falls in love. Will he take the unimaginable step: leaving the dead security of his apartment for the streets of Tokyo? []

In Japanese and French with English subtitles.

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