“Samurai Rebellion” – Toshiro Mifune Retrospective

Directed by Masaki Kobayashi, Japan, 1967
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Yoko Tsukasa, Go Kato, Tatsuya Nakadai
35mm. Approx. 128 min.

General Admission: $10; Student/Senior: $8; JASGP Member: Free.

Winner of the Best Japanese Film of 1967 Award from film journal Kinema Junpo, this film tells the story of an established samurai (Mifune) who begins to question his loyalty after his son is coerced into marrying his Lord’s mistress. Making the best of their situation, the couple falls in love, but after the Lord demands his mistress’s return, the father and son take matters into their own hands as they mount a two-man rebellion. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Funding for this program was provided by The Japan Foundation, New York and is presented in partnership by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and Lightbox Film Center

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