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Five titles to watch at the Japan Film Festival

Published on Jun 24, 2014 5:33 PM
 

Some 17 out of 24 films at this year's Japan Film Festival will be screened free, including a "mystery" title that closes the event. Festival director Gavin Liu declined to reveal the budget of the event, which kicks off at the National Museum on Thursday, but says that due to "goodwill from sponsors", the festival is able to offer such complimentary screenings.

TEN DARK WOMEN (1961)

-- PHOTO: KADOKAWA PICTURES

Director: Kon Ichikawa

What: In this critically acclaimed work, a philanderer's wife and nine mistresses conspire to murder him.

Critics often cite this as one of the most subtle and underrated black comedies to come out of Japan from any director.

 
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