Mishima a Life in Four Chapters Screening
Thursday 28 November 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Hello everyone! This week we're collaborating with Japan Society to show Mishima a Life in Four Chapters.
Paul Schrader’s visually stunning, collagelike portrait of the acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted the impossible task of finding harmony among self, art, and society. Taking place on the last day of Mishima’s life, when he famously committed public seppuku, the film is punctuated by extended flashbacks to the writer’s past as well as gloriously stylized evocations of his fictional works. With its rich cinematography by John Bailey, exquisite sets and costumes by Eiko Ishioka, and unforgettable, highly influential score by Philip Glass, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a tribute to its subject and a bold, investigative work of art in its own right.
We will be showing the film on Thursday 29th at 6 PM, in C201 in Cockcroft (Moulsecoomb), though if we need to update the address we'll let you know. Afterwards we will be going to The Gladstone pub for drinks.