• What to Read Before and After Seeing the Adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

    “Elegant, whimsical, and haunting.”

    Join Literary Hub at Film Forum on Saturday, April 15th at 6:50 p.m. ET, where we’ll be co-presenting a screening of the new film Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, based on seven Murakami short stories. Lit Hub film writer Olivia Rutigliano will moderate a Q&A with filmmaker Pierre Földes. Get up to two discounted $11 tickets (regular $15) to the screening and first two weeks of showings by entering promo code LITHUB at checkout

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    A giant talking frog, an elusive cat, lonely ineffectual men, existential uncertainty—all signatures of internationally bestselling author Haruki Murakami’s modern Japan. Adapted from Murakami’s stories and brought to the big screen in animated form by Pierre Földes (using an innovative live-action 3D motion capture process), mundane and psychedelic narratives interlock ingeniously, as each protagonist traverses emotional and physical distances, fantasy and memory, in search of deeper human connection. The result is an elegant, whimsical, and haunting experience. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman premiers in theaters on April 14th.


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