Screen/Society--Cine-East: East Asian Cinema--"Nobody Knows"
(Hirokazu Koreeda, 2004, 114 min, Japan, in Japanese with English subtitles, Color, DVD)
-- Introduced by Prof. Anne Allison, Cultural Anthropology!
Four abandoned chidren try their best to survive in their own little world, devising and following their own set of rules. This winsome, documentary-like detailed study of their lives and struggle to survive has the gut-shot anxiety of the best thrillers.
-- Winner for Best Actor at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
-- Winner for Best Film at the 2005 Kinema Junpo Awards
Part of the Cine-East: East Asian Cinema series.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: The Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), and the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES)