■Kabuki Performance Otokodate Hana no Yoshiwara
Goshono Gorozo, the most gallant and chivalrous of men in the capital of Edo, is off to the bustling Nakanocho corner of the Yoshiwara pleasure district. He has received a love letter from his lover, the courtesan Keisei. Gorozo tells us the story of how they met and their many rendezvous in a dance. On his way, he is ambushed by men who hold a grudge against him, but Gorozo effortlessly fends them off and continues on his way to his beloved.
■Film: Gate of Hell (Jigokumon) 4K Digitally Restored Version
©KADOKAWA CORPRATION 1953
DIRECTOR: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Starring: Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyo, Isao Yamagata
Gate of Hell stars Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyo and Isao Yamagata in the story of a samurai who falls madly in love with a married woman. The woman is frightened by his passion and tortured by guilt, and decides she must sacrifice herself to save her husband’s life and her honor. The film won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1954, and Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and for Costume Design in 1955. Based on the novel by Kan Kikuchi.
Jean Cocteau called it the pinnacle of beauty. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 7th Cannes Film Festival, Daiei’s first Technicolor film is still considered a masterpiece today.
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