Events | Screening and Discussion: "Cherry Blossoms"

Los Angeles | September 21, 2019 | 6:30 PM

The Thomas Mann House will screen "Cherry Blossoms" (Kirschblüten – Hanami) by Doris Dörrie, from 2008. Rudi and Trudi have been together for 30 years. When Trudi dies suddenly, Rudi flies to Japan to their son Karl, to see the things that were important to Trudi and which they did not have time to experience together: their son in Japan, the legendary japanese cherry blossoms, Fujiyama and Butoh dance, once an obsession of Trudi.
The screening will be followed by a presentation by Thomas Mann Fellow Stefan Keppler-Tasaki (University of Tokyo) in conversation with Professor of Japanese Kyoko Kurita and Associat Professor of German and Russian Friederike von Schwerin-High (both Pomona College).

Stefan Keppler-Tasaki, Thomas Mann Fellow / University of Tokyo
Friederike von Schwerin-High, Pomona College
Kyoko Kurita, Pomona College


Thomas Mann House
1550 N San Remo Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Participation by invitation only.

This event is a cooperation of Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House and Pomona College.

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



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