Face to Face
DIRECTOR: CASEY CHAN
CAST: STEPHEN FUNG, NATSUO ISHIDô, MISAKI ITô, SHôSUKE TANIHARA
Japanese co-production Face to Face brings something of the antic, genre-bending spirit of the Chinese ghost story to J-horror, here adapting a novel from Japanese master of the macabre Edogawa Rampo. Well-to-do Stephen Fung’s ghost lingers on the terrestrial plane after he dies in a skiing accident, but he can’t rest in peace once he begins to suspect foul play, as his best friend and ex-roommate (Tanihara Shosuke) swoops in to marry his wife (Ito Misaki) and snap up his fortune. Atmospheric and absorbing, making marvelous use of the scenery of Japan’s snowbound north.
Screening as a part of Shaw Sisters