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When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders. Under Kenji Mizoguchi’s dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.
Sansho the Bailiff
1954, 2 h 4 min., dir. Kenji Mizoguchi
This event is the third in a three-part film series of Japanese film in partnership with Utah Film Center:
Miss Hokusai Wednesday, April 1 | 7 pm | FREE | Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium Yojimbo Wednesday, May 6 | 7 pm | FREE | Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium