Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 173: Fri Nov 5

My Love Has Been Burning (Mizoguchi, 1949): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.30pm

This 35mm presentation also screens on November 15th (details here) and is part of the BFI Southbank Japan season (all the films can be found via this link).

BFI introduction:
Though Mizoguchi was established as the greatest chronicler of the plight of women in Japanese society, he had never made a film as directly political as this. Inspired by the life of late 19th-century feminist pioneer Hideko Kageyama, this ferociously powerful drama stars the magnificent Kinuyo Tanaka as a woman who joins a liberal party, only to discover that her politician husband has feet of clay. A rarely screened masterwork.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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