Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 105: Saturday Apr 14

Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi, 1953): ICA Cinema, 7.30pm

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 is the trailer.

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