Singing Lovebirds

Singing Lovebirds

Saturday 2 Nov 2019, 20:00

Part of our classic musicals weekender, this rarely screened Japanese musical comedy from 1939 is a joyous and unique treat. A Japanese courtesan is in love with a samurai but faces stiff competition from two other local admirers and is under pressure from her debt-ridden father to marry a Lord. Marvel at the singing samurai and revel in the culminating umbrella-yielding dance routine - who needs Strictly on a Saturday night?

Cast: Chiezō Kataoka, Takashi Shimura, Haruyo Ichikawa, Dick Mine, Tomiko Hattori, Fujiko Fukamizu

Director: Masahiro Makino

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO.  

Screenings of this film are organised in partnership with the Japan Foundation, celebrating the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20.

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