Actress Ayako Fujitani will appear in person at the 7:15pm screening of TOKYO at the Nuart Theatre on Friday, March 20. Update: Michel Gondry, who directed Fujitani in the “Interior Design” episode, has just confirmed that he will also appear in person at the Nuart on Friday.
Description: This three-part anthology, set in the titular city, opens in the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and the Edwards Westpark 8 on March 20. With episodes directed by Bong Joon-Ho (THE HOST), Michael Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), and Leox Carax THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE), the film presents a surreal “fantasy in three movements,” consisting of “rhapsody, psychogeorgraphy, urban valentine, freak show, mindwalk, and many other things, ” per the press release. The film infringes on genre territory, especially in its second episode, “Merde,” about a mysterious creature that rises from the sewer to spread panic in the streets of Tokyo.