Kinji Fukasaku • Retrospective
The father of the modern yakuza movie gets a full career retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française, July 2 - August 3
Both were such big commercial smashes that they tend to overshadow Fukasaku's other works; this retrospective, then, is a timely excuse to explore the rest of his sprawling oeuvre, from the multiple 'Battle Without Honor' sequels to the brilliant WWII detective drama 'Under the Flag of the Rising Sun'. Documentaries on the subject include an overview of his career presented by Quentin Tarantino, whose debt to the Japanese director is obvious.
The Cinémathèque Française runs a full retrospective of Fukasaku's films from July 2 to August 3. Click here for more information (in French), including the programme.