When budgetary constraints prevented Director Oshima Nigisa from making a live-action version of Band of Ninja, an epic 17-volume manga by Sanpei Shirato about the son of a defeated warlord who joins a peasant rebellion to avenge his father’s death, Oshima ingeniously used camera movements and voiceover dialogue to bring the original drawings to life. This film is in Japanese with English subtitles. (This film is not rated; 100 min.)
Film shown courtesy of Oshima Productions and Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy Co. Ltd.
This film screening is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.