Japanese Classics: “Sansho the Bailiff”

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 2 PM

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, and his wife and children are left to fend for themselves. Under Kenji Mizoguchi’s dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces. Sansho the Bailiff is a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil. (Dir.: Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1954, 124 min., 35mm, Japanese with English subtitles)

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