Onoda, 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

Onoda, 10 000 nuits dans la jungle

Sneak Preview Screening

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Arthur Harari, 2021, France, Japan, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Cambodia, 180 min, DCP, color
With Yûya Endô, Kanji Tsuda, and Yûya Matsuura
In Japanese with English subtitles

Cannes Film Festival 2021 – Un Certain Regard Award Nominee
César Awards 2022 – Best Screenplay Winner
César Awards 2022 – Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Film Nominee

Onoda, 10,000 Nights in the Jungle tells the unbelievable true story of a Japanese intelligence officer in the Imperial Army who was stationed on the Philippine island of Lubang during World War II, and, due to a combination of duty, nationalistic pride, and stubborness, ended up marooned there for nearly 30 years, leading guerilla attacks and believing Japan was still at war. French filmmaker Arthur Harari delivers a cinematic epic that begins as a war film, shifts to a survival thriller and ultimately becomes a deeply emotional character study on the psychological effects of war.

The steady, classical directorial approach is a virtue in this ruggedly straightforward, well-staged war-film-without-a-war.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety