godzilla posterClassic Program

Japanese with English and Thai subtitles

Plays with the short My Superhero directed by Nutthanon Vorahan. 2016, 6 minutes.

  • Friday 23 September 2016, 4:15 PM - 6:07 PM
  • Sunday 25 September 2016, 11:15 AM - 1:07 PM
  • Wednesday 28 September 2016, 4:15 PM - 6:07 PM
  • Friday 30 September 2016, 6:45 PM - 8:37 PM
  • Friday 30 September 2016, 6:45 PM - 8:37 PM
  • Sunday 2 October 2016, 1:45 PM - 3:37 PM
  • Wednesday 5 October 2016, 6:45 PM - 8:37 PM

Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.

Source: Criterion

Ishirō Honda's original Japanese classic is unrivalled — Variety

It's exciting, sober, plausible and never unintentionally comic. The film's power resides in its having been made less than a decade after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the memories of which are vivid both for the people making the movie and the characters in it. — The Guardian

 

Director: Ishirô Honda
Writers: Takeo Murata & Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama (story)
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 minutes
Genre: Action
Year: 1954