Belmont World Film continues their spring series of films tonight at the StudioCinema in Belmont. The BWF series, which started in 2002, promotes cross-cultural understanding through film screenings accompanied by discussions led by expert speakers, cultural performances, and ethnic cuisine, and is known for showcaseing a variety of film styles and genres during their annual series, and this year is no exception.
Tonight, the series will screen Fukushima Mon Amour, a New England premiere – here’s the info from the BWF Website:
A young German woman and an elderly Japanese geisha form an unlikely bond in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in the Fukushima region of Japan. Director Doris Dörrie (Cherry Blossoms, How to Cook Your Life) returns to form with this black and white homage. Winner of the Panorama Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
Directed by Doris Dorrie, the German-made film will screen at 7:30 PM; you can purchase tickets here.
The speaker at this week’s screening will be Ryo Morimoto, a post-doc at Harvard University whose interests include anthropology and disaster, culture and sudden change, and memory and material objects. He spent a year doing field work in Minami-sōma, Fukushima, the area featured in the film.
In addition to tonight’s show, BWF will host additional screenings this year on 4/3, 4/9, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/16, all at Belmont’s StudioCinema at 376 Trapelo Road.
Here’s to another great year for Belmont World Film, and don’t forget, we will be covering it as part of Subject:CINEMA‘s huge “Boston Springs A Fethival” two -show weekend May 20-21 as well – don’t you dare miss it!