雪之丞変化 [An actor’s revenge] (1963)
»You faltered at the most important moment«
Coincidence – or is it fate? – changes the best of plans in this aptly titled, formal, and multi-layered tale of a gender-transgressing kabuki actor on a quest, meeting and competing with canny thieves, mysterious swordsmen, daring women and scheming potentates. Refreshingly different in both style and content.
In my book of delicate irony, wish-fulfilment, and sad regret.