With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ACF 1426: KILLING IN YOSHIWARA concludes AS CHERRY BLOSSOMS FALL film series this Saturday

 Killing in Yoshiwara (a.k.a. Heroes of the Red-Light District)
Directed byTomu Uchida
With Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, shinobu Chihara,
Kogiku Hanayagi, Kensaku Hara, and Chiezo Kataoka
Japan, 1960, 109 minutes
In Japanese with English subtitles
When: Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, NYC

The Japan Society series Sakura—Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms culminates this Saturday in the annual all-day j-CATION culture fest. The film series As Cherry Blossoms Fall: Films & Scenes of Sakura, co-presented with The Japan Foundation, has been part of the Sakura offerings, and Killing in Yoshiwara will be its concluding movie.

Synopsis: The film that led David Shipman to declare Uchida “the equal of Mizoguchi and Kinugasa,” Killing in Yoshiwara ranks with Uchida’s finest postwar work. It tells the story of a sumptuous, fleeting love affair between a disfigured merchant and a beautiful courtesan. This dark melodrama’s sudden and violent end in a shower of cherry blossoms is one of the most impressive scenes in Uchida’s canon.

Free admission with ticket at j-CATION.

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