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Indie Flick Pick: Dinner with Murakami


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Dinner with Murakami (PG) is sure to tickle your indie film fancy.

Dinner with MurakamiDinner with Murakami
Director: Yan Ting Yuen

Largely structured round Murakami’s enigmatic absence, the film dramatizes Murakami’s impact on his readers and takes the camera into the hinterland to determine what is “Murakamian” in the Japanese landscape. The resulting film has a beautiful sense of form and poetic structure.

“Dinner with Murakami” was the opening film of the 3rd Indie Doc Fest in March 2009 presented by The Substation. It was a sold out screening, so it’s back for a second run in December!

The mood has that strange Murakami humour. It’s totally set in the realistic, pragmatic world, but it views that world in a slightly skewed way, just as Murakami does. I don’t think I’ve seen an interpretation of Murakami that is so faithful to the works themselves.”

– Jay Rubin, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, 2007

Trailer for Dinner with Murakami

About Yan Ting Yuen:
Yan Ting Yuen made her director’s debut in 2001 with ‘Chin.Ind.:Life behind the serving hatch’ which was nominated for the National Dutch Film Award. Her second film, ‘Yang Ban Xi, the 8 model works’ was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2005 and was awarded Prix du Meilleur Essai at the Montreal International Festival of films on art 2007.

Thursday 10 Dec, 7.30pm and 9pm
Friday 11 Dec, 7.30pm and 9pm
The Substation Theatre
Tickets at $8 (Concession) and $10

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