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Film, Fri 11 Nov 2016




Masaki Kobayashi’s devastating Samurai masterpiece made a big impact at its first LIFF screening in 2013. Harakiri returns as part of this year’s Soundtracks retrospective for its unique score with the Japanese biwa instrument by avant-garde composer Toru Takemitsu (Woman of the Dunes). Hanshiro is a masterless down-and-out samurai who enters the manor of Lord Iyi, requesting to commit ritual suicide on his property. Suspected of simply seeking charity, Hanshiro is told the gruesome tale of the last samurai who made the same request, but he will not be moved…

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Fri 11 Nov 2016 17:30 to 00:00
11 Nov 2016

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 24 Oct St Peter's Singers
Thu 27 Oct - Wed 2 Nov Animate Europe
Sat 29 Oct BBC Philharmonic
Thu 3 Nov LIFF30 Opening Gala - Paterson
Fri 4 - Wed 9 Nov Animate Europe
Fri 4 Nov Interstella 5555



    Leeds International Film Festival


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



    See location of Leeds Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality