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Melnitz Movies

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PST)


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New Visions of Japanese Cinema:


co-sponsored by

UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

 Directed by Naoko Ogigami

Runtime: 110 minutes, Year: 2012

Country: Japan, Language: Japanese

Presentation format: Bluray


About the film:

Sayoko rents out cats. Every day she walks along the banks of the river towing her animals in a little handcart, with a parasol to shade her against the heat and a megaphone over her mouth, calling out "Cats for rent! Are you lonely? Why not rent a cat?" Sayoko's cat rental helps lonely people fill the emptiness in their hearts. But Sayoko is also lonely--ever since her grandmother's death she has lived with her cats in an overgrown haven in the midst of the big city where all she hears--apart from the cats' meowing--are her eccentric neighbor's insults. One day, a young man turns up from Sayoko's past. He follows her home and all at once Sayoko's life seems to fall apart...


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James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz 1409
Melnitz Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PST)

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● A Graduate Student-run screening series of new sneak previews, LA premieres, and cult
or classic repertory films that runs twice weekly throughout the UCLA academic year. Films are frequently accompanied by special guests, cast or crew, Q&A sessions and more.

● Funded by the Graduate Students Association and ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.

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