The Films of Kinuyo Tanaka. New 4K Restoration!
aka THE ETERNAL BREASTS; CHIBUSA YO EIEN NARE
Japan | 1953 | Kinuyo Tanaka
Widely regarded as Kinuyo Tanaka’s directorial masterpiece, this surprisingly frank drama about breast cancer centers on an unhappily married woman and mother who is able to channel her misfortunes into powerful poetry. It was inspired by the real-life story of the poet Fumiko Nakajo. With Masayuki Mori (Rashomon) and, in a small role, Tanaka herself. “One of the great movies about a writer.” –New Yorker. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 110 min.
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