Classics

The Ghost Story of Yotsuya

東海道四谷怪談

Directed by: Nobuo Nakagawa

Year: 1959

Length: 76 minutes

Classification rating: Unclassified 15+

Screens in: Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne

This adaptation of the 19th century kabuki masterpiece by Nanboku Tsuruya is a tale of a greedy ronin samurai, Iemon Tamiya, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants—especially if it involves killing. While murder may serve him well in the short term, he must eventually pay the price when his disfigured wife comes back to haunt him.

Considered Nobuo Nakagawa’s most famous work, The Ghost Story of Yotsuya is a concisely-plotted, fast-paced film that fuses classical elegance with horror, shock and gore.

 


 

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)

Audience warning: Contains moderate themes
Concluded

National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Sunday 20th October
14:00

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Wednesday 23rd October
19:15

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Tuesday 26th November
18:00

The Astor Theatre, Melbourne

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa

Screenplay: Masayoshi Oonuki

Director of Photography: Tadashi Nishimoto

Art Director: Haruyasu Kurosawa

Music: Hiroaki Watanabe

Producer: Mitsugu Ookura

Based on: a play by Nanboku Tsuruya

Cast: Shigeru Amachi, Katsuko Wakasugi, Noriko Kitazawa, Shuntaro Emi and Ryuzaburo Nakamura

Genre: Classics

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: 35mm colour

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