Two Wives / Tsuma futari
Directed by Yasuzo Masumura
Japan, 1967, color, 94 min.
Showtime: Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 8:45 PM
Japan Society's Mad, Bad.... & Dangerous to Know film series concludes tonight with this film, the fourth starring Mariko Okada. Since it has not previously been shown outside Japan and there was no screener available, I can only pass on the following description from the Japan Society website. It looks terrific and I'm quite bummed that I won't be able to make the screening tonight. But I think that if you can, you won't be disappointed.
For the first time outside Japan, Masumura’s Two Wives will be on the silver screen. When did you last see a film that offered two great roles for women? Everything you need to know about Two Wives is there in the faces of the two actresses: Mariko Okada and Ayako Wakao, who hold the camera’s attention without strain or scheming.
After a random encounter at a bar, two couples collide. Two men, two women, embroiled in a love-and-hate drama that threatens to engulf them. The sexual anxiety between the interwoven couples tautens right up to the nearly unbearable tension of the climax, in this rare masterpiece by the director of Manji and Blind Beast.
For info or to order tickets online, click here.
And keep in mind that there will be an earlier, separate screening of Woman of the Lake at 6:30 PM tonight.
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