Wednesday, Sept 25, 2019, 8 PM @ Gene Siskel Film Center (Tickets are $7, general admission, using the code GSFCPARTNER (all caps, no space) when purchasing both online and in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office)
MELANCHOLIC (メランコリック) | Chicago premiere
INTO and Q&A with Director Seiji Tanaka and Producer/Actor Yoji Minagawa
Japan | 2018 | 113 min | DCP | In Japanese with English subtitles
Director/Screenplay/Editor : Seiji Tanaka
Cast: Yoji Minagawa, Yoshitomo Isozaki, Mebuki Yoshida
Film Source: Seiji Tanaka
Kazuhiko isn’t enjoying his life, despite earning his degree from a top university. One day, he runs into a high-school classmate, Yuri, at a bathhouse and later starts working there. His discovery that the place is being used for nefarious after-hours activities is bad enough, but then Kazuhiko finds that his colleague Matsumoto is an assassin.
“Melancholicmakes it darkly funny, viscerally thrilling and improbably heartwarming, all without departing far from the stark immediacy of its opening scenes.” – Mark Schilling, the Japan Times
We thank the Consulate-General of Japan and their Japan Information Center’s generous support partially supporting the general operating costs associated with the Japanese Films presentation.