Film Screening—The Face of Jizo

Selected date

Sunday January 19

Selected time

4:00 PM  –  5:30 PM

Kazuo Kuroki’s 2004 film The Face of Jizo is based on a play with the same name by Hisashi Inoue. The central character Mitsue survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II, but lost her only relative, her father Takezo. Working as a librarian in the postwar, she meets a young man named Masa doing research at her library. The two are mutually attracted to one another, but Mitsue cannot forget her grief for her father, whose ghost visits her.

This is considered the third film of Kuroki’s War Requiem trilogy along with Tomorrow (1988) and A Boy’s Summer in 1945 (2002). 99 minutes. In Japanese with English subtitles.

This screening is part of the Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival, presented with the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb exhibition. Click here to view a list of the other films.

Entry to this program is free for Museum members and included with general admission for non-members. Each Individual Admission grants access to all film screenings (separate RSVPs for each screening are recommended). Please purchase admission at the front desk at the main building prior to the event. RSVPs are strongly encouraged as reserved guests will be given priority entry.

Please note that the Under a Mushroom Cloud Film Festival dates and times have changed due to the anticipated traffic congestion in the area for the Women’s March on January 18. We apologize for the inconvenience.