Kuroneko

Kuroneko

Synopsis

“A loose adaptation of a Japanese ghost tale, Kuroneko returns to the war torn medieval Japan of Onibaba to offer a mesmerizing and unnerving revenge story that follows two peasant women transformed by occult forces into bewitching feline demons hunting down the samurai rogues who destroyed their lives and livelihood. Shindô’s extraordinary black and white widescreen cinematography gives a strange beauty to the ruthless acts of cruelty exacted by the women. An only recently rediscovered classic of Sixties Japanese genre cinema, Kuroneko can be read as a radical feminist response to the samurai film.” – Harvard Film Archive

Technical Specs

Director: Kaneto Shindō
Year: 1968
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Duration: 99 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: 15