Classics

Kwaidan

怪談

Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

Year: 1964

Length: 182 minutes

Classification rating: Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult

Screens in: Sydney and Melbourne

Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan is an anthology of four separate, chilling tragedies of the supernatural and ghostly worlds. From a man on the brink of death who is saved by a snow goddess to an impoverished samurai who leaves his wife to marry a woman from a wealthier family, each unsettling story is depicted with colourful, surrealist imagery.

Based on stories from Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folk tales, Kwaidan received significant international recognition, including the Special Jury Prize at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

 


 

FREE JFF Classics Film
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)

Sunday 6th October
13:30

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Wednesday 23rd October
14:00

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Tuesday 26th November
12:30

The Astor Theatre, Melbourne

Director: Masaki Kobayashi

Original Story: Yakumo Koizumi

Cast: Rentaro Mikuni, Misako Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiko Kishi, Katsuo Nakamura and Kanemon Nakamura

Genre: Classics

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: 35mm colour

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