Rarely Seen Gems of Japanese Cinema
Japan | 1951 | Kenji Mizoguchi
A young Japanese man falls in love with his fiancée’s widowed sister (Kinuyo Tanaka) in this exquisite romantic drama by the great Kenji Mizoguchi. Never before shown at the Cinematheque, this little known classic from Mizoguchi’s greatest decade (his next five films included The Life of Oharu, Ugetsu, and Sansho the Bailiff) demonstrates his stunning pictorial sense and his sympathy for women. Linda Ehrlich, associate professor of Japanese and cinema at CWRU, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.
95 min. 35mm. Subtitles. CWRU I.D. holders $7.
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General Admission: $9
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7