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An Actor’s Revenge

A uniquely prolific and chameleonic figure of world cinema, Kon Ichikawa delivered a burst of stylistic bravado with this intricate tale of betrayal and retribution.

Kon Ichikawa Japan, 1963
DCP, Blu-ray, DVD

The Burmese Harp

In Kon Ichikawa’s eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death, an Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song, while a private disguises himself as a Buddhist monk.

Kon Ichikawa Japan, 1956
16 mm, DVD

Fires on the Plain

An agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II, Kon Ichikawa's _Fires on the Plain_ is a compelling descent into psychological and physical oblivion, and one of the most powerful works from one of Japanese cinema’s most versatile filmmakers.

Kon Ichikawa Japan, 1959
35 mm, DVD

The Makioka Sisters

This graceful study of a family at a turning point in history is a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs, shot in rich, vivid colors.

Kon Ichikawa Japan, 1983
35 mm, Blu-ray, DVD