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The Living Magoroku 18

Keisuke Kinoshita, Japan, 1943, 89m.

This screening will be introduced by Earl Jackson (Associate Professor Emeritus from the University of California, Santa Cruz), and will be followed by a conversation between Earl Jackson and Victor Fan (KCL).

A superstitious farming family is hesitant to use its fields to grow crops to help feed the nation’s troops. Keisuke Kinoshita’s rural drama was made to promote the war effort, but he subtly and courageously undermines that message in subplots such the family’s heirloom samurai sword that actually hold up the military and their myths to scrutiny and even ridicule.

This event is co-organised by:

Department of Film Studies, King’s College London

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary, University of London

School of European Languages, Culture and Society, University College London

Ken Uehara, Fumiko Katsuragi, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Yasumi Hara

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