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Tokyo Sonata

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"Astonishing, an extraordinary work" - The Philadelphia Enquirer

11 March 2021 28 March 2021

English with Thai subtitles

Japan Cinema Series


TOKYO SONATA is a portrait of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family. The father who abruptly loses his job conceals the truth from his family; the eldest son in college hardly returns home; the youngest son furtively takes piano lessons without telling his parents; and the mother, who knows deep down that her role is to keep the family together, cannot find the will to do so. From the exterior, all is normal and the same. But somehow, a single, unforeseeable chasm has appeared within the family, only to spread ever so quietly and quickly to disintegrate them.


About the film

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Country: Japan
Year: 2008
Duration: 120 mins

Presented with

Japan Foundation