Alternative Women: Japanese Film Festival Classics

Date information29-30 September
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Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFREE (bookings essential)

The Japanese Film Festival presents a free program of classic films about passion and obsession. 

Films include Kagero-za, an adaptation of Kyoka Izumi’s story of a playwright who meets a beautiful woman he suspects is the ghost of his patron’s deceased wife; A Geisha, in which an aspiring geisha and her established mentor navigate the realities of their profession in post-war Kyoto; feminist New Wave film The Affair, starring prolific actress Mariko Okada; and maverick director Yasuzo Masumura’s intriguing queer melodrama Manji: The Goddess of Mercy.


Manji: The Goddess of Mercy - 29 September, 2.00pm

Kagero-Za (AKA Heat Haze Theatre) - 29 September, 4.00pm

A Geisha - 30 September, 12.00pm

The Affair - 30 September, 2.00pm


Image: A Geisha © 1953 Kadokawa Pictures.