雨月物語 (Ugetsu) 1953 PG

1.00PM Sun 3 Oct 2021 (1hr 36mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Ugetsu will screen from a 4K digital restoration.

Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu is one of the shining jewels of Japanese cinema. A fable about the destructive powers of greed and envy, it is an evocative and masterfully rendered cinematic journey that weaves haunting supernatural elements into its tragic narrative. The film follows two 16th century peasants, Genjuro and Tobei, who decide to sell their pottery to soldiers in a nearby village during a period of national conflict. Warned against profiting from civil upheaval by a local sage, they ignore this advice and continue to pursue fame and fortune at the expense of their relationships — and their souls. Winner of the Silver Lion at the 1953 Venice Film Festival, Ugetsu would greatly influence Martin Scorsese, who has described the film as one of his personal favourites and noted that "there are moments in the picture, famous ones, that I’ve seen again and again and that always take my breath away".

PG | Medium level violence, Sexual references

Restored by The Film Foundation and KADOKAWA Corporation at Cineric Laboratories. Special thanks to Masahiro Miyajima and Martin Scorsese for their consultation on this restoration. Restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in association with The Film Foundation and KADOKAWA Corporation.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 96 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: KENJI MIZOGUCHI / SCRIPT: MATSUTARŌ KAWAGUCHI, YOSHIKATA YODA / BASED ON THE STORIES ‘UGETSU MONOGATARI’ BY AKINARI UEDA / CINEMATOGRAPHER:  KAZUO MIYAGAWA / EDITOR: MITSUZŌ MIYATA / PROD CO: DAIEI FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: THE FILM FOUNDATION / SCREENING FOMAT: 4K DCP