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Friday, Oct. 21, 2005

Nippon classics

As part of TIFF, Nippon Cinema Classics will screen a selection of Japanese movie classics Oct. 25-28 dealing with maternal themes and shown with English subtitles.

Most films will be screened at Le Cinema 1 in Shibuya's Bunkamura.

Oct. 25: "Love for a Mother" (1962, directed by Tai Kato) at Theatre Cocoon; "Yamaneko Reijo" (1948, Kazuo Mori).

Oct. 26: "The Only Son" (1936, Yasujiro Ozu); "A Tragedy of Japan" (1953, Keisuke Kinoshita).

Oct. 27: "Mother" (1962, Mikio Naruse); "Sansho the Bailiff" (1964, Kenji Mizoguchi).

Oct. 28: Special event and closing screening at Theatre Cocoon, Bunkamura, of the 1931 silent movie "Mabuta no Haha (Banba no Chutaro Mabuta no Haha)," narrated by Jun Hamamura.

Tickets for each of the films are 1,000 yen. For more info and times, call (03)-3547-1855 or visit www.eidanren.com

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