BFI Japan Film Season - take 2

Lost for Worlds

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Delayed like most things by Covid, the BFI has revisited it's 100 years of Japanese cinema with a slew of cinematic re-releases and screenings, and it should be going round the country,

Announcement here. The devil will be in what actually gets shown so let's hope for some surprises. Someone better get a print of To Sleep So As to Dream or The Most Terrible Time of my Life in there or else I'm cancelling my BFI membership!

OK I won't really as a slew of Seijun Suzuki films are promised so maybe a chance to see the Taisho trilogy on the big screen? Or even... Pistol Opera? Oh please Pistol Opera, even if I might be the only person in the audience. (Actually that sounds rather nice.)

So what unsuspected, undreamed of gem would you like to see appear?
 

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I'd like to see The Magnificent Nine by Yoshihiro Nakamura. Only ever seen it on a plane, and would love to see it on the big screen. A touch over 2 hours, but great performances and a wonderful slice of Japanese history too.