Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 244: Sat Sep 3

Army (Kinoshita, 1944): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 11.50am

This 35mm presentation, also being screened on September 9th, is part of the Kinuyo Tanaka season at BFi Southbank. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
In this story of a family who have, for three generations, sent their sons to the Imperial Army, Tanaka plays the mother of the next young man in line. The complexity of her performance, particularly in the acclaimed final scene, contributes to the film’s ambiguous relationship to militarism. Director Kinoshita would later write the screenplay for Tanaka’s directorial debut, Love Letter.

Here (and above) is an extract.

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