Cineclube de Joane Programme (There Are No Cinephiles left?!, Unknown Japanese Masters)
Casa das Artes | Small Auditorium - 21h45
Entry: 4 euros | free for members of the Cineclube de Joane | Organisation: Cineclube de Joane | Rating: M/12 | Running time: 140 min.
Original title: Jochukko (Japan, 1955); Director: Tomotaka Tasaka; Cast: Sachiko Hidari, Shûji Sano, Yukiko Todoroki, Chieko Higashiyama, Teruo Inaba, Jô Shishido
Determined to repay an old debt of gratitude, Hatsu moves from Akita to Tokyo to offer her services as a nanny to the Kajiki's, an exemplarily bourgeois urban family. The young provincial girl soon becomes aware of the differences between her hometown and the Japanese capital while she develops a special relationship with Katsumi, the Kajiki's youngest son. A true epic of the small gestures of everyday life, The Nanny's Boy shortens the geographical, psychological and social distances in the micro-cosmos of the house only to prepare us for the inevitable farewell.