Hey, Toronto! Nikkatsu's Genre Blender THE WOMAN FROM THE SEA Screens Saturday! Win Tickets Now!

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
The Twitch curated Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years Of Nikkatsu screening series showcases a classic story of the supernatural at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this Saturday with a rare screening of Kurahara Koreyoshi's The Woman From The Sea.

A gorgeous, dreamlike fusion of fantasy, romance and horror from Koreyoshi Kurahara, one of the most accomplished, prolific and diverse directors in the Nikkatsu stable. The Woman from the Sea is set in a small fishing village, where one seagoing family has lost every one of its men to the unforgiving waves. The last surviving male member of the clan is yacht-loving youth Toshio (Tamio Kawachi), who one day meets a beautiful, mysterious young woman adrift on the ocean. He soon becomes infatuated by her, but her rather eccentric habits (such as a predilection for munching on live fish) hint that she may be something more than human -- and perhaps even the creature responsible for sending Toshio's male ancestors to their watery graves. Gorgeous underwater photography and Kurahara's masterful creation of an otherworldly atmosphere make The Woman from the Sea a must-see on the big screen.
In town and want to see it for free? We've got two pairs of tickets to give away. All you need to do is email me here and say you want in on the contest. Winners will be notified tomorrow. Find complete series details and order tickets here!
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  • Mark Savage

    Could not think of anything better than seeing this film on the big screen.

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