Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama
Friday, January 20, 7 pm ET
East Coast Premiere of 4K Remaster. A rarely screened Indo-Japanese anime co-production, Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama took nearly a decade to complete. A collaboration between producer Koichi Sasaki, animation legend Ram Mohan, and director Yugo Sako, Ramayana adapts the Sanskrit epic into a beautifully realized animated gem, featuring hand-drawn cel animation from Studio Ghibli. In Ayodhya, the royal palace of the Kosala Kingdom in ancient India, four princes were born to three queens. Banished from the palace for 14 years due to court intrigue, Prince Rama retreats to the forest with his beautiful wife Sita. After Rama vanquishes the demons of the forest, he invites the wrath of the demon king Ravana, and Sita is kidnapped—culminating in a climactic battle that will decide the fate of the kingdom.
Dir. Ram Mohan, Yugo Sako, Koichi Sasaki, 1992, 135 min., DCP, Color, in English and Sanskrit. With Nikhil Kapoor, Raell Padmasee, Uday Mathan.
$15 General Admission / $5 Members
$12 Seniors and Students
$10 Person with Disability
Image: © TEM Co.
Monthly Anime is presented by Yen Press.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, David Toberisky, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.
- Friday, January 20, 2023
- 7:00 pm
- In-Person Event
- Timed Tickets
- $15 General
- $5 Members
- $12 Seniors & Students
- $10 Person with Disability