OFS JANUS ESSENTIALS: KWAIDAN on 35MM
OFS JANUS ESSENTIALS:
KWAIDAN on 35MM
A post-film discussion in the mezzanine will follow the movie on December 24.
After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. This version of Kwaidan is the original three-hour cut, never before released in the United States.
Dir: Masaki Kobayashi / 1965 / JAPAN / 183 min
“Kwaidan is a psychological horror film for those who are seeking an utterly immersive experience.” – Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Senses of Cinema
“A classic.” – Beth Accomando, KPBS
“This Japanese horror anthology is full of ravishing images” – Kim Newman, EMPIRE
SCREENING: FRI 12/22 6:30PM; SAT 12/23 9:00PM; SUN 12/24 5:00PM
Tickets available at box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.