MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS
PAUL SCHRADER | USA, JAPAN | 1985 | 120 MIN | R | JAPANESE, ENGLISH
The life and work of conflicted Japanese writer Yukio Mishima is genuinely intertwined with Phillip Glass’ rousing score in Paul Schrader’s brilliant masterpiece about the sacrifice made for art.
Cast: Ken Ogata, Kenji Sawada, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Yasosuke Bando
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s AP Bio series.
No late night study sessions or textbooks needed for these adventurous films that forego the standard, Oscar-baity practices synonymous with the cinematic biopic tradition for more imaginative, unique, and illuminating interpretations of life.