The Graduate Student Association Melnitz Movies and the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies co-sponsor a film screening of Hiroshi Teshigahara's 1966 film, The Face of Another.
The New Visions of Japanese Cinema film series will continue offering free screenings throughout the 2012-13 academic year in partnership with the UCLA Graduate Student Association Melnitz Movies.
A staggering work of existential science fiction, The Face of Another dissects identity with the sure hand of a surgeon. Okuyama (Yojimbo's Tatsuya Nakadai), after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist’s radical new experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the strange world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations. With unforgettable imagery, Teshigahara’s film explores both the limits and freedom in acquiring a new persona, and questions the notion of individuality itself.
For more information and to view the trailer, please click on the link below:
Please reserve your free tickets at the following link: http://melnitzmovies-oct11-eorg.eventbrite.com/#
Cost: All movies are FREE to UCLA students, staff, faculty and members of the general public, unless otherwise noted.
Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA Graduate Student Association: Melnitz Movies
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