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Dir. Suzuki Seijun
1966, Japan, 89 min
Japanese with English subtitles

Like a girl runaway, Tsuyu moves to Osaka to work as a bar hostess. She meets the owner of a model school, Yoko, and seriously thinks about becoming a fashion model. Yoko tells her that she can move into Yoko’s house to take lessons, while making a living at the same time.

See the other films in the Suzuki Seijun Retrospective Tour series.

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to celebrate the centennial of legendary Japanese filmmaker, Suzuki Seijun, with a Canada-wide retrospective tour of his prolific body of work. Starting from April through to September, cinematheques from across the country will be participating in the retrospective with rare screenings of Suzuki’s films from his five-decade-long career, all in glorious 35mm print!

All rare 35mm prints were imported from the Film Library of the Japan Foundation’s headquarters in Tokyo.

Touring program curated by Dr. William Carroll, the author of Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema and Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta. 

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