Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

Year 1985
Runtime 2 hours
Directed by
Paul Schrader

Screenplay by Chieko Schrader, Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader
Cast Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami
In Japanese and English with English subtitles

Date Wednesday 11 December 2019
Time* 6:30pm-8:30pm
Venue Event Cinemas George Street

* Screening starts on time. There will be no commercial trailers before the film. 

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Still banned in Japan, this unique biopic portrays the infamous last day of celebrated novelist Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata).

Co-written by Chieko and Leonard Schrader, Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters follows Mishima’s last day on earth, interspersed with scenes from the lives of his fictional characters. The result: a cinematic masterpiece which matches the devastating beauty of Mishima’s prose.

This visually stunning masterpiece was nominated for the Palme d’Or in 1985. The stunning sets were designed by Eiko Ishioka, with an unforgettable soundtrack composed by Phillip Glass. Executive produced by George Lucas and Francis Coppola.

Screening in digitally restored 4K on the big screen for the first time in Sydney!

Nominee — Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 1985
Winner — Best Artistic Contribution, Cannes Film Festival 1985

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