Uzumasa Limelight next up for film club

Linenhall Film Club continues its spring 2016 season with moving and magical Japanese drama Uzumasa Limelight on Tuesday March 15 at 8pm. The film is poignant, nostalgic, portrait of the men behind the golden age of chanbara (Japanese sword-fighting dramas and films ). Uzumasa Limelight goes behind the scenes of the distinctive film genre for which Japan is famous.

A professional extra named Kamiyama has devoted 50 years of his life as a kirare-yaku in sword-fighting movies produced at Kyoto's Uzumasa Studios. A master of his art, he lives to die - or more exactly "to be cut" - and show a beautiful, spectacular death on screen. Now an elderly man, Kamiyama lives very modestly but has earned immense respect from his peers, some of them movie stars. When the studio where he works decides to discontinue its chanbara productions, Kamiyama finds himself at a loss. Hope arrives in the form of a young girl named Satsuki, who soon becomes Kamiyama's disciple. Will the art of dying by the sword live on?

Linenhall Film Club screens every second Tuesday. Full details about the Linenhall Film Club and its forthcoming programme from the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. For more information call (094 ) 9023733 or log on to www.thelinenhall.com

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