Reel Asian co-presents The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen at Shinsedai on July 13!
Reel Asian is proud to co-present The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen at this year’s Shinsedai Cinema Festival.This is a Tohoku Benefit Screening in support of the Niji-Iro Rainbow Cinema Support Project.
Friday, July 13, 7:00PM @ Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue)
THE GHOST CAT AND THE MYSTERIOUS SHAMISEN
Director Kiyohiko Ushihara
Japan 1938 | 74 min | Japanese with English subtitles
A fiery love triangle and a cat that returns from the grave form the chilling core of Kiyohiko Ushihara’s rarely screened 1938 horror film The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen.
Mitsue, portrayed by Japan’s first “Scream Queen” Sumiko Suzuki, is a hot tempered actress engaged to shamisen player Seijiro. The lives of this couple change one day when Seijiro’s cat runs away. He’s returned by the beautiful Okiya and soon the two fall in love. Jealousy consumes Mitsue and she murders Okiya…and her fiancé’s cat. The ghost of the feline returns from the grave, though, and assists Okiya’s younger sister Onui to avenge the death of her sister at the hands of Mitsue.
Specially subtitled by Jasper Sharp and the JVTA, Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy, The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen will introduce Toronto audiences to the roots of Japanese horror.
This program will be preceded by a screening of short film KiyaKiya.
Read about the legend of the Japanese ghost cat here.
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