With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Sunday, October 10, 2010

ACF 723: "The Black Hair" episode of KWAIDAN at Japan Society this Friday, October 15th

The "Good" First Wife (Michiyo Aratama)

"The Black Hair"
The 1st episode in Kwaidan / Kaidan
(Kwaidan 怪談 (Kaidan) © 1965 Toho Co., Ltd.)
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Friday, October 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Japan Society

The Black Hair is the first of four episodes in the film KWAIDAN, which will kick off Japan Society's next film series, ZEN & ITS OPPOSITE: ESSENTIAL (& Turbulent) Japanese Art House.

The Black Hair is the story of a destitute but ambitious samurai (Rentaro Mikuni) who leaves his faithful, loving wife for a position far away, one that promises advancement. Unfortunately part of the deal necessitates his marrying a selfish, most unpleasant second wife. Things finally become too much for him and he leaves her and his position.

The "Bad" Second Wife (Misako Watanabe)

When he returns home, he finds his dutiful wife apparently unchanged. But, as one can well imagine, things are not truly as they seem.

For more info about this film series at Japan Society, click here.

Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd avenues), New York, NY.

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