I Am a Cat

(Kon Ichikawa, 1975). This darkly comic social satire based on Soseki Natsume's famous novel set at the end of the 19th century stars Tatsuya Nakadai as a sad-eyed academic whose cat observes and occasionally comments on the characters around him. Fans of Japanese cinema should note that the actor in the role of Meitei is Juzo Itami who later became a celebrated director and then killed himself in 1997.
Wed., July 2, 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 & 10 p.m., 2008

 
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