Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade
Saikaku Ichidai Onna
Japan | 1952 | Kenji Mizoguchi
We begin our Mizoguchi retrospective with the film that the director himself regarded as his masterpiece. It’s a beautifully photographed period piece that charts the step-by-step downfall of a 17th-century woman (Kinuyo Tanaka, Mizoguchi’s favorite actress) from court woman to common prostitute. With Toshiro Mifune. “Perhaps the finest film made in any country about the oppression of women.” –Joan Mellen.
136 min. 35mm. Subtitles.
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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