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Released in Japan in 1970, Ishii’s film still packs one hell of a punch. Meiko Kaji stars as the female leader of a yakuza gang who blinds a rival leader’s sister. Following a period in jail, Kaji returns to the criminal underworld only to find that revenge is very much on the cards. A strange, almost delirious, mixture of the yakuza gangster film and elements of the erotic filmmaking that was so successful in Japan during this period, here Ishii offers a tale of retribution that is visually breath taking, and in turn strange and brutal.

Critic Tom Mes observed that, “outlining the story is hardly sufficient to get across the weird spectacle that is The Blind Woman’s Curse.”

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

The Blind Woman’s Curse at HOME Manchester, Manchester 9 September 2021 Tickets from £7.50 Book now

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Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

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The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
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Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

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Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
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Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

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The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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