Film Name 花折り (Breaking of Branches is Forbidden)
Programme Retrospectives (Kihachiro Kawamoto)
Director Kiharchiro Kawamoto
Production 川本プロダクション
Country Japan
Year 1968
Runtime 14 minutes
Film rating NR
Format 16mm
Subtitles No


November 19th, 2005 - 9:00pm


The head monk in a temple orders a young acolyte who has a fondness for sake (rice wine) to guard a beautiful cherry blossom tree while he goes out. A samurai warrior and his servant come to the temple and want to have a feast under the branches of the cherry tree. At first, the acolyte refuses, but when he smells the sake....