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Summer Vacation 1999 on 35mm
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Four Japanese school boys stand in a forest path
Summer Vacation 1999 (1999年の夏休み), dir. Shūsuke Kaneko, Japan 1988, Japanese with English subtitles, 90 min.

A student has committed suicide at a boys-only boarding school located in the middle of a forest. During the summer vacation of 1999, only three students remain and one day, a boy who looks exactly like the dead student shows up. Inspired by Thomas’ Heart (Toma no shinzo), a legendary popular manga by Moto Hagio, Shusuke Kaneko’s beguiling film explores teenage yearning, mystery and passion.

The film screens on a 35mm print from the ICA Archive.
04:00 pm
Sun, 29 Oct 2023
Cinema 1

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