Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 67: Thu Mar 7

Ugetsu (Mizoguchi,1953): Garden Cinema, 6pm

This screening will feature an introduction by Alastair Phillipsand will be followed by an informal post-film discussion in the Garden Cinema Bar.

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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