OFS JANUS ESSENTIALS: THRONE OF BLOOD on 35mm
FEBRUARY 3, 4, 7
OFS JANUS ESSENTIALS:
THRONE OF BLOOD on 35MM
A post-film discussion in the lobby will follow the movie on February 4th.
A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 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. Throne of Blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience. #reelfilm
Dir: Akira Kurosawa / 1957 / JAPAN / 109 min
“With its all-pervading sense of doom, this is a serious contender for the finest celluloid Shakespeare of them all.” – David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
“The director’s vision of Macbeth as a samurai is still a stunning reading, not merely of Shakespeare, but of history, power and sexual politics.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“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
SCREENING: SAT 2/3 6:30PM; SUN 2/4 5:00PM; WED 2/7 7:00PM
Tickets available at box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.