• Japanese Classics
  • Digitally restored in cooperation with The Japan Foundation.
The Ballad of Narayama [Digitally Restored Version]
Director: Shohei Imamura
  • Drama
Japanese Premiere
Schedule & Ticket
EX Theater Roppongi
10/27 16:00- (131min)
  • Talk show
Guest (tentative): Talk show: Aki Takejo (Actress)
Tickets ¥1300,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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Director Shohei Imamura crafts a drama of the soul that gets to the essence of universal human themes: life and death, along with parent-child relationships.
Director Shohei Imamura

Born in Tokyo in 1926, Imamura won the Palme d’Or twice at Cannes, for Ballad of Narayama (1983) and The Eel (1997). He created films known for their realism and exploration of life and sexuality.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Shohei Imamura
Original Novel : Shichiro Fukazawa
Cinematographer : Masao Tochizawa
Music : Shinichiro Ikebe
Production Designer : Nobutaka Yoshino
Lighting : Yasuo Iwaki
Recording : Kenichi Benitani
Editor : Hajime Okayasu
Cast Ken Ogata
Sumiko Sakamoto
Tonpei Hidari
Norihei Miki
Ryutaro Tatsumi
Takejo Aki
131min. Color Japanese | 1983 Japan | Distributor in Japan: TOEI COMPANY, LTD.
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