Follow by Email

sexta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2009

Kantaro Nakamura - do Kabuki ao Zen



O ator de Kabuki (arte teatral antiga do Japão) na premiére do filme sobre a vida de Dogen, que será exibido sábado as 16h pela Sangha de Florianópolis, em sessão privada, não comercial ( veja postagem do dia 11/8) ficou muito impressionado pela multidão que veio assistir o filme em New York. Ele duvidava que uma película tão filosófica pudesse ser apreciada por uma audiência americana. "Zen é um filme muito sutil" ele explicou, "Em nossos dias, em que se procura entretenimento fácil eu estou maravilhado que tantas pessoas venham ver o filme"

by Chris MaGee:

Kabuki actor Kantaro Nakamura made a personal appearance at the New York premiere of Banmei Takahashi's historical drama "Zen" that took place at the headquarters of the Director's Guild of America yesterday. While Nakamura comes from a long line of kabuki actors "Zen" is only his second feature film role, and it's a pretty big role. Nakamura portrays Dōgen, the 13th-century Buddhist monk who founded the Sōtō School of Zen, alongside such well known names as Tatsuya Fujiwara, Sho Aikawa, Jun Murakami and Yuki Uchida.

Nakamura was very impressed by the crowd who came out to see the film as he doubted if its philosophical storyline would translate to American audiences. "Zen is a very subtle movie," Nakamura explained, "In the days where we are going for easy entertainment, I was wondering whether people would come and see the film."

Distributed in Japan by Kadokawa Pictures there are now plans to screen "Zen" in 20 cities across the U.S. Thanks to Brietbart.com for this bit of news.