The Golden Age of Japanese studio production - BFI

We have long carried a torch for Japanese film here at the BFI. In this major season we spotlight filmmakers who have inspired admiration and fascination around the world. We begin our story with the Golden Age of Japanese studio production; the tumultuous years in which popular genres and glittering stars co-existed with uniquely Japanese traditions.

  • Early Summer
  • Early Spring
  • The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice
  • Throne of Blood
  • Yojimbo
  • Tokyo Story
  • The Life of Matsu the Untamed
  • An Actor's Revenge
  • Godzilla
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Harakiri
  • The Graceful Brute
  • Seven Samurai
  • Tokyo Olympiad
  • Souls on the Road
  • A Page of Madness
  • I Was Born, But...
  • Our Neighbor, Miss Yae
  • Humanity and Paper Balloons
  • Children of the Beehive
  • Fallen Blossoms
  • Flame of My Love
  • Love Letter
  • An Inn at Osaka
  • Marital Relations
  • She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum
  • The Adulteress
  • Yearning
  • Onibaba