Japanese Classics: “Lady Snowblood”

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 2 PM

Watch the trailer.

Gory revenge is raised to the level of visual poetry in Toshiya Fujita’s stunning Lady Snowblood. A major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill saga, this endlessly inventive film, set in late nineteenth-century Japan, charts the path of vengeance taken by a young woman (Meiko Kaji) whose parents were the victims of brutal criminals. Fujita creates a wildly entertaining action film of remarkable craft, an effortless balancing act between beauty and violence. Description by Janus Films. (Dir.: Toshiya Fujita, Japan, 1973, 97 min., DCP, Japanese with English subtitles)

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: Free