60th Anniversary Screening
Legendary actor Toshiro Mifune (Seven Samurai, Yojimbo) is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society.
Presented on 35mm
JBFC Members: Get a Passport stamp for Japan when you see High and Low!