October 31: Kwaidan

Kwaidan (Sold Out)

Kwaidan (Sold Out)

This show is now SOLD OUT. Unlike other New Beverly events, please note that we are not holding aside tickets to sell at the door for this screening. However, we will have a standby line for any seats that may open up at showtime.

Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi startled audiences with a strikingly stylish spine-tingler, meticulously crafting an ambitious anthology epic to tell four haunted folk tales of the supernatural. Kwaidan, translated from the old Japanese word for ghost stories, remains one of cinema’s most indelible spectral spectacles, boldly beautiful, eerily patient, and chillingly atmospheric, featuring stunningly expressionistic color cinematography and unsettling sound design in its four legendary fables: The Black Hair, The Woman of the Snow, Hoichi the Earless, and In a Cup of Tea.

“An assembly of ghost stories that is among the most beautiful films I’ve seen” – Roger Ebert

“Couple these sound effects and voices with some remarkable pictorial images and the consequence is a horror picture with an extraordinarily delicate and sensuous quality.” – Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

Masaki Kobayashi
Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Rentarô Mikuni, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiko Kishi, Katsuo Nakamura, Tetsurô Tanba, Osamu Takizawa, Haruko Sugimura
Running Time
163 minutes

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