Our next film showing on the Wednesday, 20th November is ‘Godzilla’, a 1954 Japanese science fiction Kaiju film directed by Ishiro Honda. It is the story of Godzilla, a giant monster mutated by nuclear radiation. It is the first film of one of the longest-running series
in film history! The film will be shown with English subtitles.
Synopsis: Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first, the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyôhei Yamane, his daughter Emiko, and young navy frogman Hideto Ogata (who also happens to be Emiko’s lover, even though she is betrothed to Dr. Daisuke Serizawa) soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now, the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan but the rest of the world as well. Can the monster be destroyed before it is too late, and what role will the mysterious Serizawa play in the battle?
Come along to pre-film social gathering, taking place at Bridge in Student Union Building 42 from 18.00. This is an ideal opportunity to get together and chat over drinks. We will encourage speaking in Japanese for those who wishes to practice Japanese and for those who simply miss talking in Japanese!
There will be a mini-Japanese library (a selection of DVDs and books) during the social gathering. You can apply for a membership during the gathering, if you haven’t got your membership card yet.
Japanese Library info: www.SUJaS.org.uk/library
Membership info: http://sujas.susu.org/society/membership/
Film: Godzilla ゴジラ Gojira
Venue: 02/ 1039 (Management Building) Highfield Campus
Directions: Management building is located near the highfield interchange. There is a path from the interchange to the main entrance of Building 2.
[Pre-film Social Gathering]
Time 18.00 – 19.00
Venue: Bridge in Student Union Building 42
See you all there!