JFKL October 2014

THE WEEKEND JAPANESE FILM SHOW “Death of a Japanese Salesman”

The title of the JFKL (The Japanese Foundation Kuala Lumpur) Weekend Japanese Film Show in October will be “Death of a Japanese Salesman”. The documentary focuses on Mami Sunada’s own 67-yearold father, who was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer shortly after retiring from a company he worked for over four decades. This threw an unexpected and grave wrench into the plans of the often meticulous wheeler and dealer. His fi nal days were spent making an ending note, a memorandum for the family of the deceased that is increasingly picking up speed among the elderly in Japan. Mami’s feature-length debut was a commercial and critical success, winning fi lm festival prizes in Chicago, Dubai and Sydney. The Japan Times described it as one of the top ten best local films of the year, praising the director for providing “an unflinching, unsentimental view of the dying process”.

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© "Death of a Japanese Salesman" Production Committee

© “Death of a Japanese Salesman” Production Committee

Dates: 4th October 2014
Time: 3pm
Venues: Mini Theatre, Level 3 (New Building), National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Aswara) 464, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 KL
Admission: Free

You can contact the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur for more information.
Phone : 03-2284 6228
E-mail : jpcc@jfkl.org.my
Website : http://www.jfkl.org.my

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
18th Floor, Northpoint, Block B, Mid-Valley City, No.1, Medan Syed Putra, 59200 KL
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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