With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, October 10, 2008

ACF 160: "Sanujro" remake to get East Coast Premiere on 10/15/08

Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita
Japan, 2007, 119 min.
Japanese with English subtitles
East Coast Premiere

Next Wednesday, October 15th, 2008, ANA (All Nippon Airways) will present the East Coast premiere of this remake of Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro (1962). The original film starred Toshiro Mifune as Sanjuro Tsubaki. This remake features Yuji Oda (Bayside Shakedown, Whiteout) in the title role of the scruffy ronin who helps a group of idealistic youths fight corruption.

Director Yoshimitsu Morita's previous films include Lost Paradise and The Family Game. "I always wanted to revive Sanjuro and make a film about him with today's actors and actresses in Japan." he has said.

This remake, like the 1962 version. is based on the original script written by the legendary trio of Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima and Hideo Oguni.

To get on the list for this special screening, you must RSVP to:

The film will be shown at:

The ImaginAsian
239 East 59th Street
New York, NY

Doors will open at 6:16 PM
Screening starts at 7:00 PM

This screening of Sanjuro is presented by ANA (All Nippon Airways) as Part 14 of its NIPPON EIGA film series.

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