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Sansho Dayu (Sansho the bailiff) (Second edition)

By: Andrew, Dudley (Yale University, USA) Cavanaugh, Carole (Middlebury College, USA)

Part of the BFI Film Classics series
1838719326 / 9781838719326
Stock expected by 02/06/2020
19 cm 96 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Kenji Mizoguchi's masterpiece Sansho Dayu (1954) retells a classic Japanese folktale about an eleventh-century feudal official forced into exile by his political enemies.

In his absence, his children fall under the corrupting influence of the malevolent bailiff Sansho.

In their study of the film, film scholar Dudley Andrew and Japanese literature professor Carole Cavanaugh highlight the cultural, aesthetic and social contexts of this film which is at once rooted in folk legend and a modern artwork released in the aftermath of World War II.

This edition includes a new foreword by the authors in which they consider the film's contemporary parallels in modern slavery and children torn from their families by malevolent authorities.


1FPJ Japan, APF Films, cinema

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