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  • dir. Takashi Miike
  • year. 1999
  • country. Japan
  • run-time. 1115  mins
  • rating. 18
  • £6 (£4.50 concs.)

Deptford Cinema has teamed up once more with leading independent entertainment distributor Arrow Films for another season celebrating both dynamic new cinema and classic and cult films restored to a new level of quality, including landmark titles such as Cinema Paradiso (25th-anniversary re-issue), Donnie Darko (15th-anniversary re-issue) and Hellraiser (30th Anniversary re-issue).

One of the most notorious J-horror films ever made, Takashi Miike’s demented and shamelessly depraved Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer and The Happiness of the Katakuris.

Recent widower Shigharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, agreeing Shigeharu seeks the advice of a colleague having been out of the dating scene for many years. Taking advantage of their position as a film company they stage an audition. Interviewing a series of women, Shigeharu becomes enchanted by Asami, a quiet, 24-year-old woman, who is immediately responsive to his charms. But soon things take a very dark and twisted turn as we find that Asami isn’t what she seems to be…

*Doors Open 7pm*
*Programme Start 7.30pm*
*Age Restriction over 18

Later Event: February 23