Upcoming Japan-Related Films at CAAMFest 2017

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The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, in partnership with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and other co-sponsors, is proud to present screenings for two feature length films at the CAAMFest 2017 film festival, the largest Asian-focused film festival in the United States.

“The Tenor”

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Please enjoy a special collaborative performance featuring Japanese koto and Korean gayageum to be held in conjunction with this screening.

Date and Time: Saturday, March 18; 4:15PM
Venue: New People Cinema (1746 Post St, San Francisco)

Synopsis: A South Korean-Japanese collaborative film based on the true story of the world-famous South Korean Tenor who lost his singing voice due to cancer and his friendship with a Japanese producer that saved him, as portrayed by Ji-Tae YU and Yusuke ISEYA. The renowned South Korean tenor Bae Jae-chul tragically loses his voice to thyroid cancer. Jae-chul, while caught in a deep depression, finds friendship in Japanese music producer Koji Sawada, who is fascinated by Jae-chul’s voice. Together, they explore surgical options to repair Jae-chul’s voice and consequently his spirit. “The Tenor” was an official entry to the 19th Busan International Film Festival.

Co-presenters: Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, Japan Foundation Los Angeles

For ticketing information for "The Tenor", please visit this page.

“Harmonium” (Fuchi ni Tatsu)

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Date and Time: Sunday, March 19; 8:40PM
Venue: New People Cinema (1746 Post St., San Francisco)

Synopsis: The lives of a machinist and his family are steadily sent into disarray by the appearance of an old acquaintance that comes to live with them. The universal themes of this work shake the very depths of the heart while exploring the meaning of husband and wife, family, love, and humanity. “Harmonium” won the Jury Prize of the “Un Certain Regard” section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as one the 90th Kinema Junpo Best Ten Japanese Films in 2016.

Co-Sponsor: Japan Foundation Los Angeles

For ticketing information for "Harmonium", please visit this page.

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