Trailer
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Kuroneko

Runtime
1hr 39mins
Directed by
Kaneto Shindô
Featuring
Kichiemon Nakamura,
Nobuko Otowa,
Kei Satô,
Kiwako Taichi
Film Language
in Japanese with English subtitles
Body

Introduction by Boston University Professor Sarah Frederick!

In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. 

When a military hero is sent to dispatch the unseen force, he finds that he must struggle with his own personal demons as well. From Kaneto Shindo, director of the terror classic Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale with a shocking feminist angle, evoked through ghostly special effects and exquisite cinematography. - Criterion Collection

About Professor Sarah Frederick:

Sarah Frederick is Associate Professor of Japanese at Boston University where she teaches Japanese literature, cinema, and gender studies in the department of World Languages and Literature. She has published on Japanese women’s magazines and girls’ magazines, as well as translating Japanese literature into English, including the popular 20th century LGBTQ writer of girls’ fiction, Yoshiya Nobuko, about whom she is also writing a biography.

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