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Eureka
Film/Video
AREA PREMIERE
AOYAMA SHINJI'S EUREKA


FRIDAY,
NOVEMBER 17, 2000,
7 PM

$6 ($3 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM
$




One of the standout films of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, Aoyama Shinji's Eureka reconstructs the road movie. The film begins in Kyushu, Japan, where a municipal bus is hijacked--only the driver and his two young passengers, a schoolgirl and her older brother, survive the ordeal. Two years later, the shell-shocked and silent siblings live as orphans in the family home, and the bus driver is suspected of a murder. When he buys a bus and invites the two children to leave with him on a trip, a family circle is shaped that allows them to face the horror of their shared experience and rebuild their lives. "A remarkable triumph of ensemble playing and film expression, full of quiet but sure touches" (Sight and Sound). 2000, Japan, 217 minutes.