For the month of October, we present three films in which a mask becomes more than a temporary disguise. All films in Japanese with English subtitles; free admission; please register at the links below.
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave.
Thursday, October 13, 6:30 pm
The Face of Another (1966, Hiroshi Teshigahara)
35 mm print!
A chilly psychological thriller in which a bitter man receives a lifelike mask following a disfiguring accident. Introduced by Geoff Pevere, Programming Director of the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival.
co-presented by Rendezvous with Madness
Sunday, October 16, 1:00 pm
The Great Sasuke (2015, Mikiko Sasaki)
Canadian premiere, director present for intro and Q&A!
In The Great Sasuke, a new documentary by filmmaker Mikiko Sasaki, a professional Japanese luchador (masked wrestler) attempts his comeback, both in the wrestling ring and the arena of local politics.
Thursday, October 20, 9:15 pm
Onibaba (1964, Kaneto Shindo)
A classic erotic ghost story in which a jealous woman gets more than she bargains for when she finds a terrifying oni (devil) mask. Introduced by JFT program officer Toshi Aoyagi.