Throne of Blood

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Throne of Blood

  1. Monday, March 19, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Throne of Blood
Akira Kurosawa takes on Shakespeare in this Macbeth adaptation set in feudal Japan. Toshiro Mifune stars as a powerful lord whose future greatness is predicted in a chance encounter with an old woman. Urged on by his wife, he will go to unspeakable lengths to ensure the prophecy is fulfilled. Using Japanese Noh Theater influences to adapt ‘the Scottish play’, Kurosawa gives a new perspective on the classic story, and provides one of the most visually striking closing scenes in cinema history. (35mm presentation, Japanese language with English subtitles)