Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 158: Thu Oct 21

Throne of Blood (Kurosawa, 1957): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.35pm

This film (also screening on November 12th) is part of the Japanese film season at BFI Southbank. You can find full details of the season here

Chicago Reader review: Akira Kurosawa’s remarkable 1957 restaging of Macbeth in samurai and expressionist terms is unquestionably one of his finest works—charged with energy, imagination, and, in keeping with the subject, sheer horror. Incidentally, this was reputed to have been T.S. Eliot’s favorite film. Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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