Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 72: Tue Mar 15

Ugetsu (Mizoguchi, 1953): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.10pm

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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