THRONE OF BLOOD [Subtitled]
April 20 @ 10:30 am| $11 and up
The Secret Movie Club continues their 12 Months of Kurosawa series with a 35mm presentation of THRONE OF BLOOD.
Director Akira Kurosawa’s resetting of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films. Returning to their lord’s castle, samurai warriors Washizu (Toshirô Mifune) and Miki (Minoru Chiaki) are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit’s prophecy comes true, Washizu’s scheming wife, Asaji (Isuzu Yamada), presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit’s prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place.
THRONE OF BLOOD (1957, Janus/Toho Studios, dir by Akira Kurosawa, 111mns, 35mm)