Set in feudal Japan, this film presents an intriguing tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspective of four different characters — a bandit, a woman, her husband and a woodcutter. Only two things about the incident seem to be clear — the woman was raped and her husband is now dead. However, the other elements radically differ as the four participants and/or witnesses relate their own stories (with the dead man, eerily enough, speaking through a medium). As each account is revealed, what seemed black-and-white turns to various hues of gray, leading to surprising — and confounding — revelations.
This will be a very special event with a Q&A with actor Dai Bradley, patron of Hoylake Community Cinema, and best known for his role as Billy Casper in the classic film Kes.