Monday, May 16, 2011

NEWS - Nikkatsu plans world tour to celebrate 100th anniversary

Seijun Suzuki's namesake studio, Nikkatsu, is turning 100 in 2012, and to celebrate they're are planning a world tour of some of its iconic films.

The tour will kick off this October at the Lincoln Center in New York City, before moving to France’s Nantes Festival des 3 Continents (Nov 22-29) and Paris’ Cinematheque Francaise in December. It will then roll on to other cities in the US, Europe and Asia before culminating in Tokyo early next year.

Highlights of the tour include a digitally restored version of Tricksters: The Last Days Of The Samurai Era, directed by Yuzo Kawashima in 1957.  It would be surpirsing if Nikkatsu didn't include at least one of Suzuki's films, but as of now no offical list of films has been announced.  Check here for the whole story.

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