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


    In-theatre Screening


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