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The Films of Kinuyo Tanaka. New 4K Restoration!

LOVE LETTER

KOIBUMI
Japan | 1953 | Kinuyo Tanaka

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Kinuyo Tanaka’s directorial debut stars Masayuki Mori (Rashomon) as a repatriated Japanese war veteran searching for his lost love while also earning money translating romantic letters from Japanese women to American GIs. The film shows how former Japanese soldiers had to come to terms with the painful fact that many Japanese women had sexual relationships with their old enemies. Co-written by prominent Japanese moviemaker Keisuke Kinoshita; Tanaka has a small role. “Exquisitely sensitive.” –Wall St. Journal. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 98 min.

Special admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes or twofers.

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Saturday 5/7
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