Jun 12 – ETERNAL HEART [silent film accompaniment]

When: Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 1:30PM
What: Fue no Shiratama (Eternal Heart)

1929. Japan. Directed by Hiroshi Shimizu. Screenplay by Tokusaburo Murakami. With Emiko Yagumo, Michiko Oikawa, Minoru Takada. 35mm. Silent. In Japanese; English subtitles. 101 min.

In this tale of unrequited love—the oldest surviving film in Hiroshi Shimizu’s prolific and influential career—Toshie is a shy typist who falls for an office colleague, only to find he’s already smitten with her more outgoing younger sister. Shimizu’s precise compositions and bold camerawork makes this color-tinted black-and-white film ripe for rediscovery, a film bursting with imaginative, almost avant-garde sequences. 35mm print from the National Film Archive of Japan; courtesy Shochiku.

This film accompanies Beyond Ozu: Hidden Gems of Shochiku Studios.

Where: The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 at the Museum of Modern Art
11 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Directions: http://www.moma.org/visit/
Nearest Subway: 5 Ave/53 St on M/V, 57 St on F, 47-50 Sts on B/D/F/M

Admission: $12 ($10 for senior citizens, $8 for students / free for children ages 16 and under & Museum members, screening ticket required)
Admission to the day’s film program is free for Museum ticket holders, but separate screening tickets are required.
Film admission is partial Museum admission. The price of a film ticket can be applied toward the price of Museum admission or MoMA membership within 30 days of your purchase. For more info, visit https://www.moma.org/visit/film.