The Crying Wind At The Embassy Of Japan
The Embassy of Japan in London has another free movie night coming up this month.
On Wednesday 23 May, the Embassy will be screening Yoichi Higashi's The Crying Wind.
In this film, which takes place on a small island in Okinawa, many of the characters are trying to come to terms with their past and their present. Masashi has returned to his mother’s hometown to escape from his abusive father, and an older woman, Shiho, is unable to let go of the past.
On the island there is a wind that cries as it blows. The locals fear this wind but also revere it. The wind is caused by the skull of a kamikaze pilot that sits in a burial ground near the shore. One day it ceases to cry.
The film won the Innovation Award at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2004 for its poetic quality. It contains some scenes which viewers may find disturbing, including scenes of a violent or sexual nature.
Doors open at 18:00. Film starts at 18:30. No admittance after 19:00
The screening is free to attend but prior registration is essential.
For details of how to book your free seat, click here.