July 23, 2017
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The late, great Seijun Suzuki ( 1923-2017), best known for his brilliant avant-garde subversions of the yakuza genre (Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill), re-established his filmmaking career in a completely new direction with the immense success of this independently produced metaphysical period drama. The first film in the so-called Taisho Trilogy, the story revolves around a love triangle between a university professor, his former colleague-turned-vagabond and an elusive geisha, filled with ghostly occurrences and the haunting refrain of the Pablo de Sarasate composition for which the film is named. A critical and box office success, Zigeunerweisen swept the 1981 Japan Academy Prize and Kinema Junpo Awards with wins in major categories. Presented in a brand new digital remaster.

1980. 145 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Seijun Suzuki. With Yoshio Harada, Naoko Otani, Toshiya Fujita, Michiyo Okusu, Akaji Maro.

Winner, 1981 Japan Academy Prize for Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2017.

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$14/$11 seniors & students / $10 Japan Society members

Special Offers

Five-Film Pass: Purchase tickets for at least 5 different films in the same transaction and receive $2 off each ticket (Offer not valid for July 13 screening of MUMON: The Land of Stealth or July 20 screening of Over the Fence).

Box Office Policy

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017
  • 4:15 pm