Four folk tales: a samurai marries for money with tragic results; a man stranded in a blizzard is rescued at a cost; blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts; an author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior’s reflection in his teacup.
From Masaki Kobayashi (Harakiri), one of the great formalists of classic Japanese cinema, comes a horror classic! A film of eerie atmosphere and widescreen visual wonder, Kwaidan plunges into myth and legend—and, true to the nature of ghost stories, is absolutely haunting.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Bong Joon-ho, 2006, South Korea
Federico Fellini, 1963, Italy
Richard Kelly, 2001, United States
Ingmar Bergman, 1957, Sweden
F.W. Murnau, 1922, Germany
Wim Wenders, 1987, West Germany
Terry Gilliam, 1985, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991, France