Featuring Kobayashi regular Michiyo Aratama. Music by Japanese New Wave legend Toru Takemitsu. 35mm print courtesy of The Japan Foundation.
Proudly presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque, ACMI & the Japan Foundation
Hymn To A Tired Man
Based on the novel by the great Shusaku Endo (Silence), Kobayashi’s film adaptation is a meticulously paced dramatic film that maintains the director’s lifelong stance against corrupt authority, war and brutality.
A young soldier is left half deaf after a severe beating from a superior officer during WWII. Years later, the soldier and the officer become destined to cross paths once again after their eldest children are engaged to be married.