Friday, January 8, 2010

CJS Movie Night - "A Taxing Woman" on Jan. 15/10

Please joins us next Friday for the first CJS Movie Night of 2010, as we present Juzo Itami’s 1987 comedy classic, “A Taxing Woman” (Marusa no onna).

Nobuko Miyamoto stars as a tax inspector, assigned to investigate the owner of a chain of love hotels. Over time, the plucky and earnest government agent learns that the hotel owner (Tsutomu Yamazaki) is very creative when it comes to taxes…but also rather sympathetic as a human being.

Itami, best-known for his ‘noodle-western’ comedy “Tampopo”, provides a wry commentary on Japan’s political corruption and tax quagmire, as well as a snapshot of the country’s bubble-economy culture. Released in 1987, “A Taxing Woman” won nine Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Actress.

A Taxing Woman (1987, 127 minutes)
Director: Juzo Itami
Cast: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa

Friday, January 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm
National Film Board of Canada
150 John Street (at Richmond), 2nd Fl.

CJS members: $5
Guests: $10

After-party at Everest Café (232 Queen St. W.)

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