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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

1985 / 121min / DCP

DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER

CAST: KEN OGATA, MASAYUKI SHIONOYA, HIROSHI MIKAMI

Paul Schrader in person Friday 1/17.

Self-destruction and the (particularly masculine) death drive have been constants in Schrader’s filmography, so it’s only natural that he would be attracted to the story of Yukio Mishima, the renegade/ultra-traditionalist Japanese artist who lived his life as an artwork, with his seppuku his final masterstroke. Starring a masterful Ken Ogata as Mishima, with Philip Glass’s stirring score accompanying sumptuously stylized visualizations from Mishima’s body of work.