Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 202: Mon Dec 6

Woman of the Lake (Yoshida, 1966): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6pm

This 35mm presentation, part of the Japan season at BFI Southbank, is also being screened on December 15th. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
In the 1960s and 70s, the husband-and-wife team of director Kijû Yoshida and actor Mariko Okada realised a remarkable sequence of films that probed questions of gender and sexuality in Japan. This poetic and sensuous example of their work together, based on a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata, charts the consequences of photographs bearing witness to an extra-marital affair falling into the wrong hands ...

Here (and above) is an extract.

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