Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Destiny's Son (斬る)

Showing at Japan Society on Friday, February 19th

"Destiny's Son is like a haiku.  Lyrical, minimalist, a true gem."
- Patrick Galloway, Stray Dogs & Lone Wolves

In Kenji Misumi’s breakthrough film, Ichikawa seeks revenge and redemption after his family is murdered by a rival clan. An astonishing, dreamlike samurai film written by Kaneto Shindo, Destiny’s Son is a demonic masterpiece: designed with quasi-expressionist artistry, awash with surreal landscapes, and subsumed in an otherworldly beauty that fuses Zen and sword.

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