Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before: a vivid, visceral adaptation of Macbeth, Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood transports the medieval Scottish story of royal blood to the ghostly lands of feudal Japan, recruiting Toshiro Mifune for the role of the hardened warrior who rises violently to power. Pulling the strings behind him is his ruthless wife, who urges him to assassinate the country’s monarch and begins a chain of events responsible for a madness that takes hold of them both.
There will be a special intro at City Screen, York from Dr James Ballands, Associate Lecturer in Television and Film at the University of York.
Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk