New York, NY — North America’s largest showcase of Japanese film and “One of the loopiest… and least predictable of New York’s film festivals” (New York Magazine), JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema returns for its eighth annual installment.
Director Sang-Il Lee‘s latest film, Unforgiven, is out with a new trailer this weekend, featuring actor Ken Watanabe as a 17th century former government assassin who is drawn back with a new assignment after his pursuit of a new life is stricken with tragedy and poverty. The film is a remake of the 1992 Western action drama of the same name, which starred and was directed by Clint Eastwood and won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
The film is a remake of the 1992 award-winning western picture, Unforgiven, which starred and was directed by Clint Eastwood, along with Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman and Richard Harris co-starring. And while Sang’s 2013 remake looks more dramatic than anything, the film is said to be a jidaigeki samurai re-imagining. It sounds and looks pretty bold, and I can’t wait to see it.