Thursday, September 5
(1997, 35mm, 111m) dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa w/Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki.
Cure has all the elements that I love: subversive genre, existential doom, social allegory, shadowy color palette, methodical pacing and blissful ambiguity!” Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s breakout film, pits a world-weary detective (Yakusho) against an elusive serial killer. But as the victims start to add up and the perpetrators lack any memory of committing murder, it becomes clear that darker forces are at work on Tokyo’s streets.
-Kathie Smith, volunteer projectionist since July 2009