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Gonza the Spearman
Yari no gonza
Gonza the Spearman
Yari no gonza

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Shinoda MasahiroGo Hiromi, Iwashita Shima, Hino Shohei

Japan / 1986 / Japanese / 126 minutes / 35mm / Colour

Based on an 18th century play by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Shinoda Masahiro’s Berlinale–winning period drama of adulterous lovers is a return to classical elegance, through the stunning cinematography of Miyagawa Kazuo. Beneath the restrained ritual of the tea ceremony, Shinoda uncovers the moving passions and sexual frustrations of a samurai’s wife, submerged in honour and fidelity, which slowly simmer to a treacherous exile, climaxing in a final samurai confrontation that evokes the shogunate's fragile social order.

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    Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema

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