Foreign Film: Leonie
06/08/2013, 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
$8 / $6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass map
In this lush,
Merchant and Ivory-inspired biopic, Emily Mortimer stars as turn-of-the-century
American feminist Leonie Gilmour, whose life crossed continents, wars and
cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. Born
and raised in New York City, the free-spirited Gilmour became the editor, and
later the lover, of Japanese poet Yone Noguchi. Spurned by Noguchi after her
arrival in Japan, Gilmour defied social taboos to raise their son, Isamu
Noguchi, who would grow up to become the famed sculptor/landscape architect and
collaborator with modern dance choreographer Martha Graham and furniture
company Herman Miller.
Film critic Rex Reed:
“It’s a remarkable portrait of a brave, uncompromising woman who maintained her
identity and spirit against all odds. Directed by Hisako Matsui and gorgeously
shot in the rainy streets of New Orleans, the cherry orchards of Japan and the
orange groves of California by acclaimed Japanese cinematographer Tetsuo
Nagata, Leonie is a rich tapestry of cross-cultural revelations,
released to the public at last, and a welcome addition to an otherwise dreary
Leonie is rated PG-13.
Hisako Matsui | Japan | 2010 | 104 minutes
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