雨月物語 (Ugetsu) 1953 PG

3.30PM Sun 7 Nov 2021 (1hr 36mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Ugetsu will screen from a 4K digital restoration.

‘An ambitious potter (Masayuki Mori) and his devoted spouse (Kinuyo Tanaka) as well as a kindred couple (Eitaro Ozawa, Mitsuko Mito) are torn apart by the civil-war chaos of 16th-century Japan. Both men realize their material dreams but at a tragic cost to their respective mates. In particular, Mori’s shallow success is reflected in his delirious romance with a ghostly noblewoman (Machiko Kyo), an affair that will drive him to the brink of madness. One of the most poignant evocations of the illusory nature of worldly desires and missed opportunities and one of the most haunting depictions of the supernatural ever committed to celluloid. Winner of the 1953 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Award.’ American Cinematheque

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