Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo

Yoji Yamada/108min/2016/Japan/Fiction

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WED 30 NOV | 10.00 – 12.00 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

Pada hari ulang tahun Tomiko, suaminya menanyakan apa yang ia inginkan sebagai hadiah yang berkesan. Tomiko menjawab, “Cerai.” Anak mereka mulai panik mendengar berita perpisahan itu. Lalu, di tengah kegemparan ini, setiap anggota keluarga mulai saling mengutarakan keluh kesahnya.

On the birthday of Tomiko, her husband asks her what she wants as a memorial gift. She answers, “A divorce.” Their children are much thrown into a state of panic to hear this news of separation. Amid the sudden tumult of life, each member of the family begins to publicize respective grievances (source: shochikufilms.com).

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Director

Yamada Yoji lulus dari Tokyo University tahun 1954; pada tahun yang sama ia bergabung di Shochiku sebagai asisten sutradara. Tahun 1969, ia meluncurkan seri terkenal Tora-san, serial teaterikal terpanjang di dunia. The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei [2002]) menandai produksi filmnya yang ke 77 sekaligus 41 tahun kariernya sebagai sutradara sejak film pertamanya tahun 1961: Nikai no Tanin (Stranger Upstairs).

Yamada Yoji graduated from Tokyo University in 1954, the year he joined Shochiku as an assistant director. In 1969, he launched the popular Tora-san series, the world's longest theatrical film series. The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei [2002]) marks his 77th film as well as his 41th year as a director since his first film in 1961: Nikai no Tanin (Stranger Upstairs) (source: rottentomatoes.com).