Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Haruki Murakami's novel takes its title from a Beatles song, which was recorded around the time the story is set, in the 1960s. Hearing the song, Toru recalls his college days - his best friend Kizuki committed suicide, and Toru, along with Kizuki's grieving girlfriend Naoko, drifted into a maelstrom of loss, guilt, lust and romance. Though fans of the novel were concerned its complex story of grief and love might not translate to the cinema screen, the positive reviews and award nominations the stylish-looking Japanese film received suggest they needn't have worried, with cinematography and acting singled out for particular praise.
Against the backdrop of a Nazi-occupied North Africa an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
11+ years 98 mins
Acclaimed drama about a man who tries to persuade a married woman in an ornate hotel that they have previously met and been romantically involved.
14+ years 89 mins
Exquisitely beautiful film set in 1960s Hong Kong about a man and woman who are married to other people but find themselves drawn to one another.
14+ years 98 mins
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