With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Monday, January 20, 2014

Free screening of VENGEANCE IS MINE at Asia Society NY this Friday

 Vengeance Is Mine / Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari
Directed by Shohei Imamura
Japan, 1979, 128 minutes
Color, 35 mm
Japanese language with English subtitles
When: January 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Where: Asia Society
725 Park Avenue (at East 70 Street), NYC

Admission is FREE
But you must register for this event

“A portrait of a killer that is poignant, tragic and banal enough to deserve the comparison with Crime and Punishment.” — Roger Ebert

After about a decade making documentaries, Imamura returned to fiction with this film inspired by the true story of a gruesome 78-day killing spree and manhunt. In this career-defining film, Ken Ogata delivers an unforgettable performance as Iwao Enokizu, a con artist, thief, lady charmer, and murderer. The film begins with Iwao entering jail. A series of flashbacks take us back in time to revisit the murderer’s past and his horrendous crimes. Such a reverse chronological structure makes the film more of a character study than a suspenseful crime thriller. This intense portrait of a menacing mind is at once poignant and chilling. A Janus Films Release.

Friday evening's screening of Vengeance Is Mine is part of the film series Vengeance Is Shohei Imamura (January 17-February 1, 2014). The series is co-presented with Japan Foundation and is part of Citi Series on Asian Arts and Culture.