enpaku 早稲田大学演劇博物館


The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University, Presents

A Digitally Remastered Screening of Afternoon Breezes, a commemorative program for its 2020 Autumn Exhibition: Inside/Out: LGBTQ+ Representation in Film and Television.

©2019 Afternoon Breezes Digital Remastering Production Committee
Screened at this event in a digitally remastered format, Hitoshi Yazaki’s debut feature Afternoon Breezes caused a sensation in Japan and overseas upon its initial release in 1980. The film depicts with tender emphasis the richness of the affection and impulses inherent to a woman falling in love with another woman. At the time of the film’s release, Yazaki famously travelled the country to regulate the sound environment at screenings. It is noteworthy for how the natural sounds and conversations of the main characters intertwine with the story.

Date: 16 October 2020 (Friday). Doors open at 15:50, performance begins at 16:30. *Ends at 18:20
Film length: 110 minutes
Venue: Ono Auditorium
Capacity: 39 people (Advance booking required; a lottery will be used to allocate tickets in the event of high interest)
Admission free

(This event is no longer accepting bookings)