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Screen Talk: Takashi Miike

Having directed an extraordinary 100+ features, the controversial Japanese director will discuss his incredibly diverse body of work.

Riding the ‘Asian Extreme’ wave of the late 1990s, revered Japanese director Takashi Miike achieved global prominence with his astonishingly graphic films Audition and Ichi the Killer. Now, with a hundred films under his belt, the prolific filmmaker has defied all attempts to pigeonhole him as a niche director. He is both a film festival darling and a big-budget hit-maker. Best known for over-the-top violence and gore, his films cover a much wider range of genres and styles, inclduing light-hearted children’s films (Zebraman and The Great Yokai War), period pieces (Sabu), subdued road movies (The Bird People in China) and farcical musical-comedy-horror (The Happiness of the Katakuris). Takashi Miike joins us to talk about the road leading to his 100th film, the blood-drenched supernatural samurai movie Blade of the Immortal.

See also Blade of the Immortal

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This talk will be BSL interpreted.


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