Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Do We Shape Cities? Or Do Cities Shape Us?

That is the question posed by three visionary filmmakers as they explore the capital city of Japan in the must see movie TOKYO!. Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Bong Joon Ho (The Host), and Leos Carax (Bad Blood), none of whom are Japanese, take a triptych approach using the cityscape as backdrop for the distinctive and memorable film. The densely populated city has long served as a unique symbol of isolation and disorientation to those who visit. TOKYO! holds true to that reputation as characters morph into chairs, and a demented individual throws grenades, and a hermit, shut-in from society, falls in love with the pizza delivery girl. Opening in New York this Friday, March 6th the film will be playing at the Landmark's Sunshine Cinema.

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