Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Japanese film studio Nikkatsu, the BFI Southbank has programmed a selection of popular and era-defining Nikkatsu films from the 1950s and 1960s.

The season includes films by internationally renowned directors such as Shohei Imamura’s post-war Yokosuka-set Pigs and Battleships and Seijin Suzuki’s cult classic Branded to Kill, and will also showcase a number of films by directors little-known outside of Japan, providing a fascinating insight into the history of Nikkatsu through a variety of styles and genres.

The season begins on 1 June 2013 with Yuzo Kawashima’s Suzaki Paradise: Red Signal and continues throughout the month, with an introduction by season curator Jasper Sharp taking place on 3 June 2013.

Date: 1 June 2013 – 30 June 2013
Venue: BFI Southbank, London

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