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Festival presents ‘Wife of a Spy’ premiere Nov. 26-Dec. 2


Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the Silver Lion (Best Director) Award at the Venice Film Festival for “Wife of a Spy” — a riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K. (SIFF/Courtesy)

Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the Silver Lion (Best Director) Award at the Venice Film Festival for “Wife of a Spy” — a riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K. (SIFF/Courtesy)


Originally Published: November 24, 2021 10:02 a.m.

The Sedona International Film Festival presents the northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed, new award-winning film “Wife of a Spy” showing Nov. 26-Dec. 2 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, according to a news release.

Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the Silver Lion (Best Director) Award at the Venice Film Festival for “Wife of a Spy” — a riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K.

The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed.

Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Yû Aoi) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusaku’s seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died.

Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.

“Wife of a Spy” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Show times will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 28; and 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for film festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. State Route 89A, in west Sedona.

For more information, visit SedonaFilmFestival.org.

Information provided by the Sedona International Film Festival.