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Core Screening at The Picturehouse: The Sun (members-only)

What Solnze (The Sun)
Directed by: Alexander Sokurov
When 10 March 2007 (Saturday), 12.30pm
Where The Picturehouse
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)

Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.


Solnze (The Sun)  (Rating: PG)

Russian Federation / Italy / France, 2004, 110 minutes, 35mm, Colour

In English/ Japanese with English subtitles

Directed by: Alexander Sokurov

Cast: Ogata Issei, Robert Dawson, Momoi Kaori, Sano Shiro


In the third film of his planned "Men of Power" tetralogy, Sokurov turns his attention to the Japanese Emperor Hirohito (the central characters in the first two instalments, Moloch and Taurus, are Hitler and Lenin respectively).

In a recorded radio broadcast on 15 August, 1945, Emperor Hirohito, whose formal name, "Showa", means enlightened peace, addresses his subjects directly for the first time.  He commands his army and people to cease all fightings and henceforth draws World War II to a close.  The Allies swiftly occupy Japan and as the occupying forces is preparing to try the Japanese leaders and generals for war crimes, a face-to-face meeting between the Emperor and General Douglas MacArthur, the US Commander in charged of the occupation, has been set up...