Museum of the Moving Image to Screen Kobayashi/Nakadai Films


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The Human Condition Part I/Photo Courtesy Janus Films

Portraying the Human Condition: The Films of Masaki Kobayashi and Tatsuya Nakadai

Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 24

Museum of the Moving Image – 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria

Tickets: $12/$9 seniors and students/Free for members at the Film Lover level and above
$15 for the screenings featuring Tatsuya Nakadai in person (May 16 at 1:00 p.m. and May 24 at 2:00 p.m.)

The great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi, best known for his passionate, socially committed films in the post-World War II era, and actor Tatsuya Nakadai worked together on nine notable films, chief among them the epic anti-war drama The Human Condition. From May 15 through 24, Museum of the Moving Image will present all nine of these films—all in 35mm—in the series Portraying the Human Condition: The Films of Masaki Kobayashi and Tatsuya Nakadai to honor this remarkable screen partnership.

Nakadai, in his third annual appearance at the Museum, will participate in discussions with screenings of The Human Condition Part I (May 16) and the Cannes prize-winning samurai revenge tale Harakiri (May 24).

The series is co-presented with the Japan Foundation in partnership with Subway Cinema.

For a complete schedule and film descriptions and to purchase tickets, please visit Museum of the Moving Image’s website.