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20:11 - 17th September 2012, by David West

Rashomon and Tokyo Story at the Prince Charles Cinema

The Prince Charles Cinema has a special double bill of two classics of Japanese cinema coming up this month.

On Monday 24 September, the PCC will be screening Rashomon and Tokyo Story back to back.

Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa was pivotal in introducing Western audiences to Japanese cinema in the 1950s.

A man and his wife (Masayuki Mori and Machiko Kyo) encounter a bandit (Toshiro Mifune) in the woods. The end result is murder and rape but when the case goes to trial, four very different versions of the events emerge from the different testimonies.

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and the Golden Lion at Venice.

Tokyo Story by Yasujiro Ozu is about an elderly couple going to visit their grown up children in the city.

It is consistently picked as one of the greatest films of all time in critics polls and, typically for Ozu, is a quiet, understated portrait of family life.

Rashomon starts at 6.40PM, followed by Tokyo Story at 8.30PM.

Visit the Prince Charles Cinema website to book tickets.

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