Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 197: Tue Nov 30

Onibaba (Shindo, 1964): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 5.50pm

This 35mm presentation (also being shown on November 19th) is part of the Japan season at BFI Southbank. Full details of the season here.

Chicago Reader review:
A creepy, interesting, and visually striking 1964 feature by Kaneto Shindo, set in the 16th century in the midst of a civil war, about two poor women who live in the marshes and support themselves by luring wounded samurai to their deaths and then selling their possessions. Things get more complicated when the partnership is threatened by the younger of the two women becoming romantically involved with a neighbor, and the film builds to a macabre and eerie climax.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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