Classics

The Bride from Hades

牡丹燈籠

Directed by: Satsuo Yamamoto

Year: 1968

Length: 89 minutes

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

Screens in: Sydney and Melbourne

One night during the Obon lantern festival, Shinzaburo meets a mysterious, beautiful woman and her servant. When they meet again, he learns the woman’s name is Otsuyu and that she was forced to become a courtesan to support herself after her father’s tragic death. Though Shinzaburo has a fiancée due to an arranged marriage, he falls desperately in love with the alluring Otsuyu, and they decide to spend the remaining nights of Obon together. However, there are rumours spreading throughout town that a courtesan named Otsuyu recently committed suicide over accepting an unwanted man as a patron.

Based on one of the most famous ghost stories in Japan, the tale depicted in The Bride from Hades has been adapted into a kabuki play and numerous films.

 


 

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)

Free JFF Classics film
Wednesday 2nd October
14:00

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Saturday 5th October
14:00

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Monday 25th November
20:00

The Astor Theatre, Melbourne

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto

Screenplay: Yoshikata Yoda

Cast: Kojiro Hongo, Miyoko Akaza and Mayumi Ogawa

Cinematographer: Chikashi Makiura

Genre: Classics

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: 35mm colour

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