Films at the Embassy of Japan：The Crying Wind
23 May 2012, London
The Crying Wind
Directed by Yoichi Higashi 東 陽一 / 2004 / 106 mins
Wednesday: 23 May 2012, 18:30
Doors open at 18:00. No admittance after 19:00
In this film, which takes place on a small island in Okinawa, many of the characters are trying to come to terms with their past and their present. Masashi has returned to his mother’s hometown to escape from his abusive father, and an older woman, Shiho, is unable to let go of the past. On the island there is a wind that cries as it blows. The locals fear this wind but also revere it. The wind is caused by the skull of a kamikaze pilot that sits in a burial ground near the shore. One day it ceases to cry.
The film won the Innovation Award at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2004 for its poetic quality. It contains some scenes which viewers may find disturbing, including scenes of a violent or sexual nature.
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23 May 2012
The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 - 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
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