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Samurai film festival kicks off

Consul-General of Japan in Chennai, Masanori Nakano (right), inaugurated the three-day festival. Photo: V. Ganesan

Consul-General of Japan in Chennai, Masanori Nakano (right), inaugurated the three-day festival. Photo: V. Ganesan   | Photo Credit: V_GANESAN

Residents who have been fascinated by the Japanese films of the 1950s will get a chance to watch them this week.

Three films featuring legendary Japanese actors were screened at the Samurai Film Festival that was inaugurated here on Monday. The three-day festival is being organised by the Consulate-General of Japan, the Japan Foundation and the Indo-Cine Appreciation Foundation at Devi Sridevi Preview Theatre, Vijayaraghava Road, T. Nagar.

The movies to be screened include Gate of Hell, Cruel Story at end of Tokugawa, Benten Boy and Tokijiro of Kutsukake. Consul-General of Japan in Chennai, Masanori Nakano, inaugurated the festival.

“We have been organising cultural events as part of our activities to introduce Japanese arts and culture,” said Mr. Nakano.

Of the six films to be screened, five dealt with Samurai and non-Samurai characters in the period of Edo, he said, adding, “The scenes in Samurai films represent the old Japan. We would also be able to find something common among a variety of characters portrayed in the films which penetrate the soul of the Japanese people of today.”

President of Film Federation of India Ravi Kottarakara, actor Anuja Iyer and general secretary of Indo-Cine Appreciation Foundation E.T hangaraj participated in the inaugural function.

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