Part of Valentine's Day at the Belcourt.
Deceptively innocent at first, Takashi Miike’s slow-burn J-horror classic finds Aoyama, a middle-aged widower of many years, in an effort to get out and start dating again. When a film producer friend of his teenage son devises a plan to hold a fake audition for a leading lady, Aoyama falls for the silent beauty of Asam, a former ballerina with a dark past. Their courtship veers from quiet romance to…. Well, let’s not spoil one of the great turn-on-a-dime plot twists.
AUDITION blazed the trail for some of the great turn-of-the-century Japanese horror, and returns to the Belcourt screen for the first time since its original theatrical release in 1999.