Once celebrated as one of Japan’s leading composers despite being deaf, Samuragochi Mamoru’s name hit international news in February 2014 when it was alleged that his music had been written by a ghostwriter for over 18 years, and that Japan’s “modern-day Beethoven” wasn’t deaf at all. Director Mori Tatsuya approaches and befriends the supposed hoaxer and his wife, who are in hiding from the media pandemonium. The resulting film unveils the truth behind the fiasco - or does it?
Film is followed by Q&A with director Mori Tatsuya.
- Presented By: The University of Iowa & the Department of Cinematic Arts
- Dates: February 24, 2018
- Location: FilmScene
- Address: 118 E. College St.
- Time: 12:30 PM
- Price: Free