Kon Ichikawa's wildly melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge.
Featuring: Kazuo Hasegawa, Fujiko Yamamoto, Ayako Wakao, Eiji Funakoshi
Strange, sumptuous and visually stunning, this wildly melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a...
Shoji (Ryu Ikebe) and his wife Masako (Chikage Awashima), struggle with a family tragedy. When Shoji's interest turns to the office flirt, the couple's fragile peace is threatened.
Featuring: Chikage Awashima, Ryo Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi, Keiko Kishi, Chishu Ryu
Made after Tokyo Story (1953), Early Spring...
Ozu's wonderfully poised ensemble work presents the intricacies and contradictions of three generations who have lived through the end of an era and are looking towards the new.
Featuring: Setsuko Hara, Chishu Ryu, Chikage Awashima
When family, friends and colleagues pressure Noriko – played with enigmatic...
Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu’s beautiful domestic drama is piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone in post-war Tokyo
Featuring: Shin Sabur, Michiyo Kogure, Koji Tsuruta, Chishu Ryu, Chikage Awashima, Keiko Tsushima
Made the year before his career defining...
A celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a one-of-kind cinematic experience, Funeral Parade of Roses is a kaleidoscopic masterpiece and one of the most intoxicating films of the 60s
Featuring: Peter, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Emiko Azuma,...
Farmers hire a band of samurai to defend them against marauding bandits in Kurosawa’s influential epic, a touchstone for action movies ever since.
Featuring: Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Seiji Miyaguchi
Strongly influenced by the poetic westerns of John Ford, Kurosawa’s story of farmers...
A master of period-drama, Kurosawa (Rashomon, Seven Samurai) recasts Macbeth as a Japanese warlord in one of the greatest Shakespearean adaptations.
Featuring: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura
Considered one of the finest screen presentations of Macbeth, despite not using a single line...
A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece is a beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret.
Featuring: Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara
A constant fixture in critics' polls, Yasujiro Ozu's most enduring masterpiece, Tokyo...
Samurai drama set in 16th century Japan. A ronin (masterless samurai) arrives in a rural village ruled by two warring gangs. Offering his services to each in turn, he plays the two gangs off against one another.
Featuring: Toshiro Mifune, Eijirô Tono, Seizaburô Kawazu, Isuzu Yamada, Hiroshi Tachikawa