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Directed by: Nobuo Nakagawa
Length: 69 minutes
Classification rating: Unclassified 15+
Screens in: Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne
In this nonlinear ghost story that mixes black and white and colour footage, Dr Kuzumi and his wife Yoriko relocate from the city to the countryside for a healthier environment to help cure Yoriko’s illness. Not long after moving into the old mansion that serves as their new home and clinic, Yoriko has uneasy feelings about her new abode which are soon confirmed by frightening apparitions of a haggard old woman. As the visitations become more frequent and threatening, the couple learn about the mansion’s violent history and a curse that was placed on Yoriko’s ancestor.
Will Dr Kuzumi and Yoriko be able to lift the curse before it’s too late?
FREE JFF Classics Film
NFSA: Free admission. Bookings essential.
AGNSW: Free admission. Tickets available outside the Domain Theatre from one hour before each screening. A small allocation of early-bird tickets can be booked in advance from QTIX (pre-bookings available from 23 September, 10am)
Astor Theatre: Free admission. Tickets available at the cinema from one hour before each screening. A small allocation of early-bird tickets can be booked in advance from Eventbrite (pre-bookings available from 30 September, 9am)
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
Producer: Tatsuyoshi Shimamura
Cinematographer: Yoshihiro Ishikawa and Jiro Fujishima
Cinematographer: Tadashi Nishimoto
Music: Michiaki Watanabe
Cast: Ryuzaburo Nakamura and Noriko Kitazawa
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.
Format: 35mm colour