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MoMI to Honor Sarah Polley, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Laura Poitras at 2022 Moving Image Awards Gala

The celebratory annual event on December 1 raises funds to support year-round Museum programming, including education and tours for youth and seniors. Astoria, New York, November 7, 2022 — The Board of Trustees of Museum of the Moving Image today announced that acclaimed filmmaker Sarah Polley (Women Talking), renowned storyteller Kazuo Ishiguro (Living), and Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (All the Beauty and the Bloodshed) will be honored at their annual 2022 Moving Image Awards on Thursday, December 1, in Astoria, Queens. The esteemed honorees will be celebrated by friends and collaborators with a special program in the grand Sumner M. Redstone Theater, preceded by a cocktail reception and followed by dessert in the Hearst Lobby. Additional special guests to be announced.
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Living review – Kazuo Ishiguro elegantly adapts 1950s mortality tale

Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood give deeply affecting performances in this melancholy, understated tale of mortality and lost youth based on Kurosawa’s classic film, Ikiru. Sentiment and understatement meet in this beautifully melancholy (end-of-) life drama, based on Akira Kurosawa’s low-key 1952 gem, Ikiru. Elegantly directed by South African film-maker Oliver Hermanus (who helmed the 2019 adaptation of André Carl van der Merwe’s autobiographical Moffie) and boasting deeply affecting performances from national treasure Bill Nighy and rising star Aimee Lou Wood (regular of the hit Netflix series Sex Education), this deceptively gentle 50s-set film addresses weighty matters of life and death with a winning simplicity that is hard to resist.
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Moviegoing Memories: Kazuo Ishiguro

Moviegoing Memories is a series of short interviews with filmmakers about going to the movies. The Nobel and Booker Prize–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro is the screenwriter of Oliver Hermanus's Living, which is MUBI GO's Film of the Week in the United Kingdom and Ireland for November 4, 2022. NOTEBOOK:...

Julianne Moore to Head Venice Jury Also Comprising Audrey Diwan, Leila Hatami, Kazuo Ishiguro

Julianne Moore will preside over the main jury of the Venice Film Festival’s upcoming 79th edition. The Oscar-winning U.S. actor, who most recently starred in A24’s “When You Finish Saving the World,” directed by Jesse Eisenberg, and will next appear in Benjamin Caron-directed “Sharper,” alongside Sebastian Stan and John Lithgow, also from A24, is a longtime Venice regular.

FX adapting Kazuo Ishiguro novel Never Let Me Go as a TV series

The Nevers writer Melissa Iqbal will adapt Ishiguro's 2005 dystopian romantic tragedy novel into a series 12 years after it was turned into a Mark Romanek-directed, Alex Garland-written 2010 film starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. "As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside," Deadline says of the series. "It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have re-entered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special – and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together."
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Acclaimed Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

The Nobel Prize-winning novelist's latest book, Klara and the Sun, is set in the future and has an artificially intelligent narrator. "I wanted some of that childlike freshness and openness and naivety to survive all the way through the text in her," he says. We talk about his writing process, hitchhiking in the '60s, and his family history in Nagasaki.
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Kazuo Ishiguro draws on his songwriting past to write novels about the future

The Nobel Prize-winning novelist explains how he honed his craft earlier in his career. His book, Klara and the Sun, is set in the future and has an A.I. narrator. Originally published March 17, 2021. DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:. This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, professor of television studies at...