Saturday, December 24 11:30 am;
Monday, December 26 7 pm;
Thursday, December 29 9 pm.
“Juzo Itami’s….subjects are food, sex, and death, roughly in that order, his ostensible focal point the opening of a noodle restaurant. Working with a venerable cast that includes veterans of Kurosawa, Ozu, Shinoda, and Terayama, he takes us on a wild spree through an obsession, winding his way through various digressions with a dark, philosophical wit that is both hilarious and disturbing. Not to be missed. In Japanese with subtitles.” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader)
1985 Dir. Jûzô Itami. 1.33:1 Color DCP 114 min.