Sunday, November 27

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Throne of Blood

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Double Feature with HAMLET (GAMLET)

(1957) dir Akira Kurosawa w/Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada [110 min; 35mm]
A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, THRONE OF BLOOD 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.

“Akira Kurosawa’s remarkable 1957 restaging of Macbeth in samurai and expressionist terms is unquestionably one of his finest works — charged with energy, imagination, and, in keeping with the subject, sheer horror.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“No stage production could match Kurosawa’s Birnam Wood, and, in his final framing of the hero — a human hedgehog, stuck with arrows — he conjures a tragedy not laden with grandeur but pierced, like a dream, by the absurd.” – Anthony Lane, New Yorker


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