This Is Not Your Classical Bunraku

Attention fans of high culture and refined entertainments--tonight's screening of Bunraku is not a presentation of Japan's refined traditional puppet theatre.

A theatre that has given the world many fine stories presented on film such as The 47 Ronin (Genroku Chushingura)

and Double Suicide (Shinju: Ten no Amijima)

as well as influenced Jim Henson.

No, tonight, there will be no puppet-y asskicking, though that is wonderful to behold. What this Bunraku will give us is people--Gackt and Josh Hartnett--beating the hell out of each other in a lovely environment.

But, seriously, how awesome is this...

Bunraku screening times:
Saturday, Sept. 11. 11:59pm Ryerson
Tuesday, Sept. 14. 10:15pm Scotiabank Theatre 2
Friday, Sept. 17. 5:00pm Scotiabank Theatre 2

Tickets can be purchased at the official TIFF site.

1 comment:

  1. Okay...so it's a puppet...some koto music...still just a pupp-OH GOD.