From Gore to Westerns: An Incisive Afternoon with Director Takashi Miike

February 7, 2009
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From the gory horror of Audition (1999) to the spaghetti western homage Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) to the musical comedy The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001), Japan’s busiest film director Takashi Miike has made over 50 films in the widest range of possible genres. His razor-sharp, most absurd and yet entertaining style of filmmaking makes him one of the most distinctive directors working today, and this has brought a whole new type of international, enthusiastic, young followers to contemporary Japanese films. In this incisive afternoon, Miike will speak in depth on his filmmaking behind-the scenes.

Followed by a reception.

This event is SOLD OUT.

YATTERMAN ©Tatsunoko Production / Yatterman Film Partners.

This program is held in conjunction with Takashi Miike’s new film YATTERMAN world premiere at the Directors Guild Theater on Friday, February 6 where Miike and starring actor Sho Sakurai will make an appearance. There are also many other events scheduled around YATTERMAN at New York Comic Con. Please visit their website for more information.

This program is presented in association with Subway Cinema.

Hotel accommodations are provided by The Kitano New York.

  • Saturday, February 7, 2009
  • 2:00 pm