Ghost Story of Yotsuya

Aug 05 - Aug 06, 2013

(Nobuo Nakagawa, Japan, 1959, Blu-ray, 78 min)

Part of our Double Feature: Tainted Love Rises from the Dead!

Sponsored by The North American Post

Special Monday 7pm Double Feature introduction from Justin Jesty, University of Washington!

Heated passion is the downfall of Lemon, the shunned samurai of Ghost Story. After being refused marriage to his love Iwa, his sword spills blood in a fit of rage. The servant Naoske quickly comes to Lemon’s aid, helping him cover up the murders that he witnessed.

But good deeds come with a price – Naoske would like some blood spilt himself, so that he can acquire Iwa’s sister, Sode. Building their relationships on lies, their livelihood is stifled with poverty. Facing the overwhelming challenge of supporting a wife and son, Lemon shifts his love to a richer woman and Naoske quickly devises a deadly plan. This time however, the dead won’t lie quietly.

  • Part of our Shintoho double feature Tainted Love Rises From the Dead (August 5 - 6). See two films on one evening at a special price: $9/Film Forum Members, $15/General

  • Enjoy a special double feature introduction from Justin Jesty on Monday at 7pm.

Justin Jesty is assistant professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington. He researches the relationship between visual arts and social movements in post-1945 Japan and teaches Japanese art, film, and literature.

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