VU invites the audience to enjoy the premiere of the Japanese historical film “Persona Non Grata” at 6.00 p.m. on 14 October 2015 (Theatre Hall, Universiteto st. 3, Vilnius).
The film, which is produced by Tokyo-based Cine Bazar, focuses on Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat working in Lithuania, who saved over 10,000 Jewish people during the World War II, issuing them with transit visas through Japan to Curacao in the Caribbean.
Chiune Sugihara is played by Japanese actor Toshiaki Karasawa, while Koyuki — known mainly for the main female part in “The Last Samurai” — plays Sugihara’s wife.
The film will be screened in English/Japanese with subtitles in the Lithuanian language. The spectators will have the possibility to meet and chat with the film producer at VU.