Iwane: Sword of Serenity (The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022)

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Iwane: Sword of Serenity (The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022)

Saturday 19 February 2022 | 1:00 pm

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©2019 "Iwane: Sword of Serenity" Film Partners

©2019 "Iwane: Sword of Serenity" Film Partners

©2019 "Iwane: Sword of Serenity" Film Partners

SAKAZAKI Iwane (MATSUZAKA Tori) is seemingly on a path to greatness – he is a well-respected samurai, admired for his courage, chivalry, and sword-fighting skills, and he is soon to wed his fiancée, Nao (YOSHINE Kyoko).

Yet Iwane becomes entangled in a tragic incident which culminates in the death of his two childhood friends. He is left with no choice but to give up his current life and leave behind his town and Nao, as he becomes a wandering ronin.

Drifting to Edo and surviving on brief and menial employment, he begins working as a bodyguard for a money exchanger. One day, he discovers sabotage is afoot and begins his plans to foil the monetary conspiracy.

This exciting adventure is a gem of the modern jidaigeki genre and was adapted for the screen from YASUHIDE Saeki’s incredibly popular period drama novel series, which has surpassed 20 million copies in print.

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Standard £8.00 Concessions £7.00 Members £6.50

Certificate: 18+ unless otherwise stated

Length: 121 minutes

Director: MOTOKI Katsuhide

Cast: MATSUZAKA Tori, YOSHINE Kyoko

Language: Japanese with English subtitles

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