New Meetup: San Diego Asian Film Festival, "The Clone Returns Home".

From: Bunta M.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for San Diego Japanese Language & Culture Group!

What: San Diego Asian Film Festival, "The Clone Returns Home".

When: October 25,[masked]:45 PM

Hazard Center UltraStar Cinemas
7510 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92108

The San Diego Asian Film Festival will be showing the Japanese film, "The Clone Returns Home" with English subtitles at the Ultrastar Cinema in Hazard Center

Tickets are $9.50 for adults and $8.00 for students. They can be purchased at the theater box office. Sorry you can no longer purchase tickets online.

The Clone Returns Home
Kanji Nakajima 2009
Run time: 110 min. | Japan | Language: Japanese w/English Subtitles

THE CLONE RETURNS HOME, which premiered at this year?s Sundance Film Festival, is a compelling meditation on the paradox of life and death, and the meaning of love and family. Set in an imaginary future, this quiet film transposes complex emotional drama into the realm of science fiction by exploring the influence of cloning on human memory and experience.

In a career performance, Mitsuhiro Oikawa plays Kohei Takahara, a Japanese astronaut who is killed in an accident in the line of duty. But fortunately, scientists have been able to clone Kohei in a radical experimental procedure to bring him back. But contrary to their expectations, the clone awakens with his consciousness is trapped in a period of his childhood when his twin brother dies in a tragic accident. One day while walking in the forest, the clone finds his legacy human?s body and carries it off in a journey, believing it to be the body of his deceased twin.

Filled with stunning imagery and haunting stillness, THE CLONE RETURNS HOME combines subtly nuanced sci-fi with a uniquely Japanese perspective on themes of family, love, life and death.

Award-winning director Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) served as executive director on the film. And CLONE?s director Kanji Nakajima received the prestigious Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award for the original screenplay.


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