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J-Film: Throne of Blood

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
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J-Film: Throne of Blood

Presented by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C., Inc.

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. 

As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Starring Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Minoru Chiaki, Akira Kubo

 

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 1957 | 109 min | Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Image: Courtesy of Janus Films

 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes.

Doors open at 6:00PM; screening begins at 6:30PM. No admission or re-entry will be permitted after doors close at 7:00PM or when seating is filled, whichever occurs first. 

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early as seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

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