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Set­suko Hara For­ever

Of­ten com­pared to Greta Garbo, Set­suko Hara was a quiet and pow­er­ful force in Ja­panese cin­ema through­out the 40s-60s, be­fore en­ter­ing into life of seclu­sion in 1963, the same year her long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor Ya­su­jiro Ozu died. But through films such as “and “she em­bod­ied the ide­al­ized Ja­panese woman of her time: com­pas­sion­ate, el­e­gant, pa­tient yet prin­ci­pled. Cine­fan is screen­ing seven of her most no­table films through July. Through Jul 31. The Grand Cin­ema, 2/F, El­e­ments, 1 Austin Rd. West,

West Kowloon; Hong Kong Film Ar­chive, 1/F, 50 Lei King Rd., Sai Wan Ho, cine­fan.com.hk. $65-85 from urbtix.hk

Tokyo Story” The End of Sum­mer”

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