The Naked Island

Shindo’s greatest international success, gorgeously shot in widescreen black-and-white, eschews dialogue in recounting a farming family’s daily struggle. Never-ending chores performed to flamenco guitar, The Naked Island borders on kitsch—the Myth of Sisyphus transposed to Tahiti.
Wed., April 27, 6:50 p.m.; Thu., April 28, 4:30 & 9:15 p.m., 2011

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