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4K RESTORATION SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE
Director: Kinuyo Tanaka
Runtime: 102 minutes
Rating: NC16 (Some Mature Content)
Sumptuously pictured in colour and widescreen (similar to The Wandering Princess), for her sixth and final directorial work, Kinuyo Tanaka chose to depict 16th-century Japan, to tell a sweeping tale of doomed romance. Set in a time when Christians were being persecuted, Ogin, the daughter of a tea master, falls in love with a married, devout Christian Samurai.
In keeping with the spirit of solidarity and collaboration with fellow women in the industry, the film was produced by Ninjin Kurabu (“The Carrot Club”), an independent production company founded by actresses Keiko Kishi, Yoshiko Kuga and Ineko Arima (Setsuko in Yasujirō Ozu’s Equinox Flower and the protagonist of Love Under the Crucifix). The aim of the company was to provide better conditions for actors working within the constraints of the studio system.
Retrospective: Kinuyo Tanaka is held in conjunction with Japanese Film Festival Singapore, and has been made possible with the generous support of the Japan Foundation.
For the full Retrospective: Kinuyo Tanaka programme, please visit here.
Do note that Oldham Theatre operates on a free seating arrangement. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime so arrive early to choose a seat and avoid disrupting the screenings as AFA does not play ads and screenings will start promptly.
All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred.
Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional as of 29 August 2022.
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