The Japan Foundation Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, in Los Angeles, screens recent Japanese films every second and fourth Friday at 7 p.m. This month’s offerings:
Misumi (Yakusho), who had been previously convicted of murder, is once again indicted for killing and setting on fire the president of the company that laid him off. His lawyer, Shigemori (Fukuyama), begins investigating Misumi in order to file for life imprisonment instead of the death penalty. However, as his investigation continues, an uncomfortable feeling slowly develops within Shigemori.
Later, Tokio finds a reel-to-reel tape in Sachiko’s belongings. Apparently, Shinpei (Ryu Morioka) and Sachiko used to play music together, and the tape contains a song sung by the couple. However, the tape is damaged and they cannot hear the song to the end. Tokio, Haru, and Jun decide to complete the song themselves.
Screenings are free and reservations are not required. Street parking is available. For more information, call (323) 761-7510 or visit www.jflalc.org.