Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 224: Mon Aug 12

Ugetsu (Mizoguchi, 1953): Close-Up Cinema, 8.15pm

Close-Up Cinema have programmed an intriguing season of 'Trilogies and Triptychs' for the month of August. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
The mood of Kenji Mizoguchi's 1953 masterpiece is evoked by the English translation most often given to its title, "Tales of the Pale and Silvery Moon After the Rain." Based on two 16th-century ghost stories, the film is less a study of the supernatural than a sublime embodiment of Mizoguchi's eternal theme, the generosity of women and the selfishness of men. Densely plotted but as emotionally subtle as its name, Ugetsu is one of the great experiences of cinema.

Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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