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Film Talk

John Williams – “Sado Tempest”

Friday, February 15, 2013   19:00 - 21:00

  • John Williams

Sado Tempest is a Japanese language version of Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, set entirely on Sado island. The film uses traditional Japanese culture including Noh Masks and lyrics, Oni Daiko and Sado’s scenery, including the ruins of the Goldmine, the Primal Forest and the Volcanic Coast to conjure up a unique version of Shakespeare’s magical world.

The film began shooting in March 2011, during the coldest winter on the island in fifty years, five days before the Tsunami and Earthquake. It was completed late in 2012 and will be released in Eurospace, Shibuya from February 16th, 2013 and then in other cities in Japan.

Director, John Williams, will show clips from this film and his previous films, talk about the production process, his reasons for setting the film on Sado the culture and history of the island, and about the current state of the film industry in Japan.

Sado Tempest poster

Date & Time:
Friday, February 15, 2013   19:00 - 21:00 (Doors open at 18:30)
2F, Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Kyle Cleveland (ICAS Associate Director)
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。


John Williams