Films, talks & events
6 — 23 December 2019
Also screened is the meticulously restored The Ballad of Narayama (1983), Shohei Imamura’s later Golden Palm winner at Cannes.
The golden years of Japanese cinema, the 1950s, are brought to life in a programme featuring brand new 4K restorations of seven classics in an international tour organised by The Japan Foundation.
Japan Restored opens with The Crucified Lovers by the socially engaged Kenji Mizoguchi, who in his stylised films had a remarkable eye for the position of women in Japanese society. The programme includes rarely screened films such as Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff and Yasujiro Ozu’s Floating Weeds, films that prove there is still much to be discovered in Japanese cinema.
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