Film

The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine
FILM

The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine

菊とギロチン (Kiku to Girochin)
Saturday, April 18, 3 PM

© 2018 “The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine” Project

Film

Saturday, April 18, 3 PM 
  
PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the safety of all in our community, this film series and screening has been canceled and our building temporarily closed to the public. Please visit our COVID-19 page for information on ticket refunds, donations, and our virtual program initiatives.

Amid the sociopolitical turmoil following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, a group of radical male anarchists who call themselves the Guillotine Society cross paths with an itinerant female sumo troupe and form a bond strengthened by their shared resistance to rising militarism and racist vigilante nationalists targeting socialists and Koreans. Chronicling a country caught between flowering liberal democracy and a reactionary shift towards fascism, Takahisa Zeze’s exhilarating and sprawling epic paints a compelling portrait of the late Taisho era using historical incidents and figures while highlighting the little-known story of Japanese women’s sumo—a sport that continues to relegate women’s participation to non-professional circuits.

“A high-energy passion project.” -The Japan Times

2018. 189 min. DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Takahisa Zeze. With Mai Kiryu, Hanae Kan, Masahiro Higashide, Kanichiro.

Please note: This film contains strong sexual content including depictions of sexual violence.

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors, students and persons with disabilities/$10 Japan Society members.

3-Film Pass: $2 off each ticket when you purchase three films in the same transaction.

All-Access Pass: $77 ($7 per ticket for all 11 films in the series)

This program is part of our Aim for the Best: Sports in Japanese Cinema series.

Program subject to change. For updated info and special offers, please visit: japansociety.org/film

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