With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Saturday, January 02, 2016

THE GATE OF HELL at Japan Society this coming Friday, January 8th

Japan Society NY
Gate of Hell © Kadokawa Corporation
The Gate of Hell / Jigokumon
Directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa
With Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyo, Isao Yamagata,
Yataro Kurokawa, and Kotaro Bando
Japan, 1953, 89 minutes, Blu-ray, color
In Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society 333 East 47th Street, NYC

January 1, 2016 marks what would have been Teinosuke Kinugasa’s 120th birthday. In order to ring in the new year and pay tribute to the pioneering Japanese director Japan Society NY will screen his landmark jidaigeki about an imperial soldier (Kazuo Hasegawa) whose increasing obsession with a married lady-in-waiting (Machiko Kyo) eventually leads to tragedy. An early triumph of color cinematography that dazzled international audiences upon its release (recently restored to its original brilliance), The Gate of Hell won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design.

$12/$9 seniors & students/$5 Japan Society members

Part of Monthly Classics
Year-round screenings of beloved classics, hidden gems and recent discoveries of Japanese cinema on the first Friday of every month.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful film. Maybe too beautiful, indeed a work of cultural exhibitionism for exotic export, but still one of a kind.


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