SANSHO THE BAILIFF
KENJI MIZOGUCHI | JAPAN | 1954 | 124 MIN | NR | JAPANESE
Part of the Sight and Sound 100 series
BFI’s 2022 Sight & Sound List #77
Kenji Mizoguchi’s gut-wrenching examination of the absence of mercy and its particularly cruel effects on a family torn apart after the loss of their patriarch.
Cast: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawag
Sight and Sound 100 – Once a decade, Sight and Sound magazine releases the coveted critic’s poll for The Greatest Films of All Time. The 100 films and their rankings may cause joy, pain, or perplexity in many film aficionados, but always sparks passionate conversations. Join PFS as we embark on the journey together and screen all 100 films from the 2022 list, counting down, in order throughout the entire year. So by next year you’ll know where you stand.