Tamilnadu Thiraippada Iyakkam And National Folklore Support Centre

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Tamilnadu Thiraippada Iyakkam And National Folklore Support Centre

Jointly present

Contemporary World Cinema

24.10.2007

6.00 P.M.: The Sea is Watching

« Kei kumai / Japan / 2002 / Col /120Min

25.10.2007

6.00 P.M.: Memories of a Geisha

« Rob Marshal / USA / 2005 / Col /145Min

The sea is Watching H

19th century. Oshin is a prostitute in a brothel of a red-light district. A disgraced samurai, Fusanosuke, rushes in the brothel seeking for a refuge, because he had wounded a powerful

samurai. Oshin hides him from the authorities and falls in love with him, against an older prostitute’s, Kikuno’s, misgiving. Fusanosuke advises Oshin to cleanse herself by giving up her line of work. Believing falsely that this is a promise for marriage, she turns her customers over to the other prostitutes, who are happy to help her. Funasukoke leaves to be reconciled to his family, but, when he returns, he reveals that he is engaged and is going to marry his fiancé. Some time later a desperate itinerant, Ryosuke, appears and Oshin falls in love again. Meanwhile, an older man asks Kikuno to buy her contract and marry her, but she is entangled with an old abusive customer of hers. One night, while the madam of the brothel is away to thermal baths, a

storm hits the area and everybody tries to flee. Ryosuke kills Kikuno’s customer who tries to steal madam’s money and runs away. Oshin and Kikuno stay at the roof hoping for a rescue from the flood. Ryosuke returns by a boat.

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

Memories of a Geisha

In 1929 Japan, nine-year-old Sakamoto Chiyo and her older sister Sakamoto Satsu are sold by their parents to Mr. Tanaka, who in turn, sells them to the Nitta Okiya. Chiyo is accepted, while her sister Satsu is sold to a brothel in the next hanamachi. Chiyo meets Auntie, Mrs. Nitta, or “Mother,” the mistress of the okiya; Pumpkin, a girl about her own age in training to be a geisha; and the only resident geisha, the beautiful but very cruel Hatsumomo. Chiyo has the potential to become a great geisha, especially because of her unusual, beautiful blue-grey eyes. But because Hatsumomo cannot tolerate rivals, she abuses Chiyo, forcing her to destroy a kimono which belongs to Hatsumomo’s bitter rival, Mameha.

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Venue: Indian School of Folklore

(Academic Wing of National Folklore Support Centre)

#505, 5th Floor, Kaveri Complex,

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Chennai – 600 034. Ph: 28229192 / 42138410

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