Kanto Wanderer

Unclassified 18+
Seijun Suzuki, 92 mins, Japan, 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles. Courtesy: The Japan Foundation.

Kanto Wanderer
Kanto Wanderer

Adapted from a novel by Taiko Hirabayashi, Japan's key female writer during the country's proletarian movement of the 1920s.

This tale of an intensely passionate, but ultimately chaste, relationship between two young lovers is molded by Suzuki into an examination of young men's adoration for the Yakuza, pushing the genre to its most expressive limits.

An action-packed Romeo and Juliet, this visually stunning, superbly crafted film giddily evokes both Sam Fuller and Jean Cocteau. Starring Akira Kobayashi.


Wed 27 Jun 2012, 7pm

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