Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER
CAST: KEN OGATA, MASAYUKI SHIONOYA, HIROSHI MIKAMI
Paul Schrader in person Friday 1/17.
Self-destruction and the (particularly masculine) death drive have been constants in Schrader’s filmography, so it’s only natural that he would be attracted to the story of Yukio Mishima, the renegade/ultra-traditionalist Japanese artist who lived his life as an artwork, with his seppuku his final masterstroke. Starring a masterful Ken Ogata as Mishima, with Philip Glass’s stirring score accompanying sumptuously stylized visualizations from Mishima’s body of work.