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aka CRUCIFIED LOVERS; CHIKAMATSU MONOGATARI
Japan | 1954 | Kenji Mizoguchi
Kenji Mizoguchi’s exquisite, heartbreaking adaptation of a 17th-century puppet theater play by Chikamatsu Monzaemon (Japan’s Shakespeare) tells of two illicit lovers who flee their wrathful society, but later return to face the music. Masterfully photographed by Kazuo Miyagawa; one of the great director’s best films. Subtitles. DCP. 102 min.
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