The First-ever Filipino Benshi: Yasujiro Ozu’s Silent Film Comedy: A Straightforward Boy

Experience the art of silent film narration together with live music by Tanikala Tribe.


The Japan Foundation, Manila proudly presents a silent film screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s silent film comedy: A Straightforward Boy (突貫小僧 | Tokkan Kozo, 1929) with a Filipino benshi, or silent film narrator for the first time in history on Saturday, September 1 from 6pm during this year’s International Silent Film Festival in Manila which will be held at SM Megamall Cinema 2 from Thursday, August 30 to Sunday, September 2.

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