Saturday at the Japanese Cinema

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Film & Other Media

May 20108
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 W. Menomonee
Chicago, Illinois
United States

Saturday at the Japanese Cinema
Saturday May 8, 2010 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Social Hall
MBT Studies in Japanese Culture
Film: Dear Doctor-with English Subtitles

Fresh out of med school, young physician Soma (Eita) takes up a summer position at a small provincial clinic run by Ino (Shofukutei Tsurube). Also an outsider, mild-mannered Doctor Ino suddenly showed up at the village a few years back, and earned the trust of the residents with his kindness and dedication. Soma himself is also soon swayed by his mentor's down-to-earth nature and selfless attitude, but Ino's spotty medical knowledge raises red flags. Through different encounters and cases, it gradually becomes apparent that Ino is in fact a phony.

Award-winning director Nishikawa Miwa (Sway) presents an uncommon character study of a con artist who is neither hero nor villain but fascinatingly human in the drama Dear Doctor. Nishikawa uses the pursuit of truth and the fragile balance between lies and reality to reveal the complexities in human nature and relationships. 

Take part in the after film discussion of this film's relevance to Japanese culture.
NO Admission fee. Popcorn and snacks will be served. Please RSVP (312) 943-7801 so we'll know how many chairs to setup.


intrepidmouse . Last modified Jul 09, 2010 12:14 p.m.

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