Branded to Kill
Smashing the O-Line
Introduction & Booksigning by Tom Vick
A fearsome yakuza bodyguard (Akira Kobayashi) is torn between defending his boss against a rival gang leader and his obsession with Tatsuko, a femme fatale who reappears from his past.
Introduction by Tom Vick (May 12 screening only)
Tasked with making a vehicle for actor/singer Tetsuya Watari, Suzuki concocted this crazy yarn about a reformed yakuza on the run from his former comrades. “One of the most brilliant genre movies ever made” (Tony Rayns).
Suzuki’s hallucinatory Taisho-era drama blends reality, fantasy, and theater in a tale of a possible love suicide. “May well be Suzuki’s finest achievement outside the constraints of genre filmmaking” (Tony Rayns).Buy Tickets
Chinese superstar Zhang Ziyi and Japanese slacker king Joe Odagiri star in Suzuki’s bizarre fable involving an exiled prince, shape-shifting raccoons, and a princess. “Energetic, inventive and ever-so-slightly insane” (The Guardian).Buy Tickets