Takashi Miike’s ‘Shield of Straw’ to compete at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival

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"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 annual 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.

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.”