The Forbidden Play – Hideo Nakata, 110’ (Jap) – Toei
March 4 • 9:15pm • room 1
Images of a happy family. The young son shows his father the severed tail of a lizard. Following his advice, the boy buries the tail, hoping it will bring the animal back alive. But nothing is as simple when the mother dies and the son repeats the proceedings. A curious young woman director is going to investigate what is going on with that family and discovers there is nothing usual about it. Mysterious and scary as only the Japanese can be, this is the latest feature of celebrated multi-awarded director Hideo Nakata of “The Ring” fame.