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Africa, Turkey, Middle East

  • 08:00
    Sketches of Kaitan City
  • 10:30
    Split Ends
  • 11:55
    Miracle in Milan
  • 13:30
    Lifeline
  • 15:05
    You Only Live Once
  • 16:30
    AFRICAN QUEEN, THE
  • 18:15
    Puccini E La Fanciulla
  • 19:35
    TO LIVE
  • 21:50
    KRIVINA
  • 23:00
    VARIETY LIGHTS
  • 00:35
    DELICATE GRAVITE
  • 01:10
    BELLA VISTA
  • 02:30
    BRUTE, THE
  • 03:50
    CHARADE
  • 05:40
    IKIRU
  • 06:40
    GENERAL, THE

Sketches of Kaitan City

year: 2010
director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
cast: Mitsuki Tanimura, Pistol Takehara, Ryo Kase

Bleak is beautiful in Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s humanist masterpiece. Set in the fictional shipbuilding town of Kaitan, modelled after Hakodate, the film is based on an unfinished posthumous book by Yasushi Sato, who once drew comparisons with Haruki Murakami. In five parables of working-class struggle and quiet, existential, economic despair, Kumakiri delineates unfeasibly realistic and dramatic sad-scapes that sometimes seem not so much photographed as cast in iron.