Celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most brazen shockers of all time – Takashi Miike’s AUDITION (Wednesday, Decemebr 4, 2019 at 8 PM – 10 PM; The Royal Cinema; 608 College Street, Toronto). TICKET INFO
One of the most well-crafted, impactful and infamous J-horror films ever made returns to the big screen after far too long a break.
AUDITION was the turn-of-the-millenium flash point signaling the talent of Takashi Miike: a film artist twice as prolific as Fassbinder, a provocateur as multifaceted as Von Trier and a genre-bender as bent as David Lynch. Shocking arthouses worldwide with its white-knuckle finale and ingeniously Sirkian slow-burn leadup, AUDITION trailblazed a fresh Asian horror wave across American screens for which we’re eternally grateful.
Recent widower Shigeharu is advised by his son to find a new wife. On the advice of a film company colleague, they stage “auditions” for a new girlfriend that masquerade as an acting job. Shigeharu becomes enchanted with Asami: a spooky twentysomething responsive to his charms. But this is no ordinary FATAL ATTRACTION-style thriller, for it carefully pulls the audience through a wrenching exploration of deep male fears and the stereotype of submissive Japanese women.” (American Genre Film Archive)
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