Mr Thank You
Dir: Shimizu Hiroshi
Japan, 1936, 75minmins, 35mm
Cast: Uehara Ken, Kuwano Michiko
Arigato! The chivalrous driver’s heart-warming thank-yous offer solace for people trying to manage through hardship and misery in depression-era Japan. Through the long and winding road of scenic mountain and seashore from rural Izu to Tokyo, Shimizu fills the rickety bus with humor, music and fluid point-of-view traveling shots of an expansive human drama in vignettes based around the interactions between drifting passengers. At once cheerful, romantic and grave, with a subtle yet stark sociopolitical undercurrent that gives the film a real poignancy.
Seminar on Kawabata Yasunari Film Adaptations
Date: 6.4.2019 (SAT)
Time: 3:45pm (After the screening of Mr Thank You)
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema
Speaker: Thomas Shin, Kiki Fung
Conducted in Cantonese. Free admission
- EMP Cinemas iSQUARE (Venue)
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- The Grand Cinema
- Broadway Hollywood
- Cine Moko
- CINE FAN ONLINE
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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