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Once Upon a Time in Japan: Kaidan Horror Classics (15) S
Dir: Shinya Tsukamoto, Sang-il Lee, Hirokazu Kore-eda 121 mins, 2010, Japan, Subtitled Please note: this was screened in March 2013
A collection of terrifying yet beautiful tales of the darkness of the human heart, three of Japan's greatest directors reinterpret stories written by three Japanese literary masters. Shinya Tsukamoto's The Whistler portrays the inner rage of adolescents, Yuko, forbidden to marry the man she loves, spends her days tending her terminally ill sister. Her jealousy is piqued when she discovers a bundle of love letters sent to her dying sibling... Sang-il Lee's The Nose captures the agonies of guilt and the consequences of one fleeting moment. A monk with a gigantic nose is saving a child from drowning but when the cloth hiding his nose slips, and the child sees it the monk impulsively pushes him back into the water. Finally in Hirokazu Kore-eda's haunting fantasy The Days After, a child appears before a young couple who lost their son - is he the reincarnation of their beloved son, or a ghost?
Tickets: £8.00 full / £6.50 concessions
Once Upon a Time in Japan
Please note: this is a old season with no further events to see
This touring season explores Japan's past through the eyes of contemporary filmmakers who all share the same aspiration to reinterpret and relive moments of times gone by through a variety of genres, styles and tones.