Nakadai Tatsuya, one of Japan’s greatest actors, will be visiting Yale University for Q&As following two films and other workshops to be announced.
In Harakiri (Seppuku, 1962), Nakadai plays a masterless samurai who requests permission from a lord to commit ritual suicide on his property. Showcasing one of Nakadai’s most famous performances, the film is a masterful critique of the struggles of the individual within an overpowering system. It was the winner of Cannes Jury Prize in 1962 and was directed by the great Kobayashi Masaki, whom Nakadai worked with numerous times including on the epic series The Human Condition.
Harakiri (Seppuku 切腹, 1962)
Directed by Kobayashi Masaki
Runtime 133 minutes with talk session to follow
Film at 7pm
Reception before at 6pm