Japan Society's new film series, As Cherry Blossoms Fall: Films & Scenes of Sakura, continues tonight with this screening of Hirokazu Kore’eda's Hana: The Tale of a Reluctant Samurai at 7 PM.
Synopsis: Set in 1702, Hana is a samurai film in which there are no flashing swords or bodies leaping over walls. Hirokazu Kore’eda’s (Air Doll, Maborosi, After life) latest is a black comedy-drama that deconstructs the myth of the brave samurai warrior and the bushido code of seeking honor through revenge, and offers a different take on the historical tale of the 47 loyal retainers.
Tickets: $12 general admission, $9 for Japan Society members, seniors and students
Buy Tickets for HANA Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.
The film series As Cherry Blossoms Fall is presented in association with the Japan Foundation and runs through April 14, 2012. Series information here. The film series is part of Sakura — Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms.