Japanese movie '' Kids Return'' at Museum of Islamic Art

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Kids Return is the next film to be showcased as part of the DFI Japanese Cinema Showcase at Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).

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Synopsis

From master director, Takeshi Kitano, ‘Kids Return’ is a reflection on youth and coming of age. Dropping out of high school, two friends at first find success, one as an up-and-coming boxer and one as a low level gangster. They go their separate ways until life’s hard knocks find a way of bringing them back together.

As part of its year-round screening series, Doha Film Institute (DFI) presents a showcase of acclaimed works from the rich and diverse cinematic tradition of Japan. The showcase is part of the Qatar Japan 2012 initiative, marking the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The series will feature classic and modern films, celebrating some of the masters, stars, genres and studios that have made Japan a leader in world cinema. Screenings will take place over the last weekend of every month at the Museum of Islamic Art auditorium from March to September. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to the ROTA Tsunami Relief Fund.

About the director
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Known initially for his fresh take on the Japanese Yakuza gangster genre, Kitano took it to new heights and subtleties in such films as Hana-Bi, Kikujuro and ‘Kids Return’ bringing him immediate international attention. He is considered a modern master of Japanese cinema also known for his inventive reinterpretation of the well-known Zatoichi series.

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