28th Tokyo International Film Festival

Ken Takakura and His Era: Commemorative Screening

The Yellow Handkerchief


Director:Yoji Yamada


10/23 10:20-  Ticket sales have closed.  
10/25 10:20-  Ticket sales have closed.  

108min. Japanese Color | 1977 Japan | Distributor in Japan : Shochiku Co., Ltd.


A masterpiece of Pete Hamill is made into a movie starring veteran actors Ken Takakura, Chieko Baisho, Kiyoshi Atsumi, up-and-coming actors Tetsuya Takeda and Kaori Momoi. The film has won a variety of awards such as the first Japan Academy Awards.

Schedule & TicketData


10/23 10:20 - (108min)

Tickets ¥1000(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥800 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/25 10:20 - (108min)

Tickets ¥1000(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥800 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


Situation of seats

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Yoji Yamada

Joined Shochiku in 1954 as an assistant director. His directorial debut film is Nikai no Tanin (1961). His works includes Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, Where Spring Comes Late (1970), The Yellow Handkerchief (1977), The Twilight Samurai (2002), About Her Brother (2010), Tokyo Family (2013) and The Little House (2014). Received the Order of Culture in 2012. Living with My Mother and Kazoku wa Tsuraiyo will be released shortly.

Director/Screenplay : Yoji Yamada
Screenplay : Yoshitaka Asama
Producer : Toru Najima
Cinematographer : Tetsuo Takaba

Ken Takakura
Chieko Baisho
Kaori Momoi
Tetsuya Takeda
Kiyoshi Atsumi

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