Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 254: Thu Sep 15

The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi, 1952): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6pm

This 35mm presentation, also being screened on September 24th, is part of the Kinuyo Tanaka season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
In 17th-century Japan, an aging prostitute (Kinuyo Tanaka) recalls her unfortunate life. Kenji Mizoguchi’s 1952 film is stately, controlled, and impeccably constructed. His fascination with the social roles of women leads him, in this film as in many others, to a profound discovery of elevated emotional states. A near-perfect work.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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