Classic Japanese Cinema

Kurosawa Akira, Mizoguchi Kenji, Shimizu Hiroshi, Gosho Heinosuke, Ichikawa Kon… A total of six movies by such grand masters of Japanese cinema from the 1930s-50s are shown with English subtitles (‘The Idiot’ and ‘Scandal’ even in new prints). This is also a precious chance to experience the juicy performances of famed actresses Yamada Isuzu, Hara Setsuko, Takamine Mieko, Awashima Chikage and others. The program further includes a lecture by Japanese film specialist and director, Donald Richie (admission free!). Not only for foreign residents in Tokyo, but for everybody interested in Japanese cinema, this is a great chance not to miss, especially since tickets are only 600 yen at the door! (REALTOKYO)

The event takes place June 25-27 at the Japan Foundation Forum in Akasaka. More info here.