Wednesday, June 6, 2007

June 15th: Samurai Rebellion

On Friday, June 15th, the CJS presents the final screening of its 2006-2007 Movie Nights series.

Samurai Rebellion is a classic! The great Toshiro Mifune stars as Isaburo Sasahara, an aging swordsman (and hen-pecked husband) living a quiet life until his clan lord orders that his son marry the lord’s mistress. Reluctantly, father and son take in the woman, and, to the family’s surprise, the young couple fall in love. But the lord soon reverses his decision and demands the mistress’s return. Against all expectations, Isaburo and his son refuse, risking the destruction of their entire family. Samurai Rebellion is the gripping story of a peaceful man who finally decides to take a stand against injustice. Interestingly, the literal translation of the Japanese film title, Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu, is “Rebellion: Receive the Wife”.

Click on the link to read film critic Donald Richie’s essay on Samurai Rebellion :

You are cordially invited to a special reception after the film, to celebrate the end of another successful season of CJS’s Movie Nights. Drinks and Japanese food will be offered.


Samurai Rebellion (1967, 121 minutes)
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Tsukasa

Friday, June 15, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. (please note the early start time)
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (@ Richmond)

$15 for CJS members, $20 for guests (admission includes film and reception)

Please RSVP to:

After the post-screening reception, please join us at Sushi Queen, 204 Queen Street West for an “after-after-party” (sometime around 10:00 p.m.).

Hope to see you at the screening! Regards,

Linda Adachi
CJS Communications Director

1 comment:

Canada Japan Society said...

CJS member Franklin Tall, a lifelong fan of Japanese film, ranks this as his favourite - not to be missed!