Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 204: Wed Dec 8

The Long Darkness (Kumai, 1972): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm

This 35mm presentation, part of the Japan season at BFI Southbank, is also being screened on December 19th. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
The Long Darkness offers an understated and poignant account of the romance between two young people as they strive to overcome the traumas of the past. One of the more personal works by distinguished political filmmaker Kei Kumai, this very touching film – shot atmospherically in black-and-white in locations ranging from Tokyo to the inhospitable northern snowscapes – deserves to be more widely known.

Here is the trailer.

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