Shall We Dance?
Japan / 1996 / 136 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
13 Japan Academy Film Prizes, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress
6 Kinema Junpo Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor

Koji Yakusho was already a star in 1996, but Suo Masayuki’s global breakout hit made him a household name and crowned him with numerous accolades. Revealing a gentler, more down-to-earth side of its usually intense star, this delightful modern classic follows a bored salaryman who takes up ballroom dancing on a whim. Through his friendship with his eccentric classmates, he realises that dancing was what he needed to escape his ennui. Yakusho’s adorably awkward yet charming character epitomised a whole generation of strong, silent men who could all use a little ballroom dancing in their lives. Presented on 35mm print.

Suo Masayuki
Koji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Akira Emoto
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