Takashi Miike’s ‘Shield of Straw’ to compete at Cannes Film Festival

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"Shield of Straw" teaser poster

“Shield of Straw” teaser poster

For a third year in a row, Japanese director Takashi Miike will have one of his films screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Miike’s latest film, Shield of Straw, will screen at the 66th Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 15-26.

Miike saw his films, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai and For Love’s Sake, screen previously at Cannes in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

This is a must see for Japanese film fans as it is not only a Miike directed film but it stars the wonderful Fujiwara Tatsuya (Battle Royale, Death Note).

According to Variety.com, the film synopsis is as follows:

The pic is based on Kazuhiro Kiuchi’s eponymous best-seller about cops transporting a confessed killer across country. They must evade bounty hunters out to collect the $12 million price on the murderer’s head offered by the victim’s rich grandfather.

Head on over to the always awesome Twitchfilm to catch a glimpse of the Shield of Straw teaser trailer!