New York – Tokyo is pleased to announce the U.S. theatrical release of THE SUN, the long awaited, acclaimed drama of Emperor Hirohito beginning Wednesday, November 18 at Film Forum. The film by Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov creates an incisive, eerie portrait of the enigmatic Hirohito during the twilight as he faces surrender and renunciation of his divine status as Emperor. We are happy to support this eccentric film and are giving away 10 pairs of tickets for our readers. Please fill out the form at the bottom of page for your chance to win tickets for this film. Either way, you should watch this film to get some insight on history by purchasing tickets here.
More information on the film after the jump:
DIRECTED & PHOTOGRAPHED BY ALEXANDER SOKUROV
RUSSIA / ITALY / FRANCE / SWITZERLAND • 2005 • 110 MINS
IN ENGLISH & JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • LORBER FILMS
“Sokurov has shot this wonderfully eccentric and fascinating film… as if it were a science- fiction film…Mr. Ogata… is mesmerizing… As a portrait of pathology – that of Japan and of Hirohito both – it’s terrific.”
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“The tone is both grave and gently comic, an ambiguity caught perfectly by Issey Ogata’s extraordinary central performance… (Sokurov’s) vision is beautiful, mysterious and – surprisingly – optimistic.”
- Tony Rayns, Sight & Sound magazine
“One of the best films of the year.”
- James Quandt, Artforum
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