Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 177: Tue Nov 9

She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (Kinoshita, 1955): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.20pm

This 35mm presentation also screens on November 30th (details here)
and is part of the BFI Southbank Japan season (all the films can be found via this link).

BFI introduction:

This delicately sentimental account of a teenage romance by melodrama specialist Kinoshita is one of the most touching of Japanese films. Narrated in flashback, it uses silent-film-style masking to create a nostalgic yet melancholy picture of late 19th-century Japan. Filmed among the stunning mountain landscapes of Nagano Prefecture, this story of ‘pure love’ is a true heartbreaker.

Here (and above) are extracts from the director's films.

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