The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:00 pm at JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
Wednesday, March 23, 7:00PM
A Comic Portrait of Japan’s First Political Meeting
The Kiyosu Conference (138 min, 2013)
Directed by Koki Mitani
From YouTube Text posted on Nov. 19, 2013:
“Kiyosu Conference” is Director Mitani’s long awaited 6th feature film based on the novel of the same name penned by the director himself, his first in 17 years.
Mitani takes a completely different approach on this film adaptation in contrast to his original modern day story lines.
Just before the unification of Japan, Nobunaga Oda was forced to take his own life at Honno-ji Temple during a violent revolt led by Mitsuhide Akechi.
Following Oda’s death, Japan held the Kiyosu Conference — the “conference that changed the course of history” — to resolve the Oda clan’s succession of leadership and redistribute Mitsuhide Akechi’s territories.
Mitani gives us his unique interpretation of the intricate web of human relationships involved in this process as the brave general Katsuie Shibata and Hideyoshi Hashiba, who would later unify Japan, engage in a battle of wits, deceit and bargaining.
In Japanese with English subtitles