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Wed, May 18, 2016

Repertory Series ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)Time and Place Are Nonsense! The Cinema According to Seijun Suzuki

Youth of the Beast

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Note: Also shows at Harvard Film Archive on Monday, May 23 at 7 PM

(1963) dir Seijun Suzuki w/Jo Shishido [91 min; 35mm]
Suzuki himself claims that 1963 was the year when he truly came into his own, and YOUTH OF THE BEAST is one of his breakthroughs. Jo Shishido rampages through the movie, playing a disgraced ex-cop pitting two yakuza gangs against each other to avenge the death of a fellow officer. As the double and triple crosses mount, Suzuki fills the frame with lurid colors, striking compositions, and boldly theatrical effects that signal a director breaking away from genre material to forge a pulp art form all his own.

“Beast of the East”
Bridget Foster Reed writes about Toshiyuki Kurosu, Seijun Suzuki, and YOUTH OF THE BEAST for Brattle Film Notes.

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Wednesday 5/18
at 8:30 PM

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