With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

UGETSU will be shown at Japan Society NY on Friday, April 6th

Japan Society NY
presents
Ugetsu © 1953 Kadokawa
Ugetsu / Ugetsu Monogatari
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
With Machiko Kyo, Mitsuko Mito, Kinuyo Tanaka, Masayuki Mori
Japan, 1953, 94 minutes
DCP, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles

When: Friday, April 6th at 7:00 PM
Where: Japan Society NY
333 East 47th Street, NYC
Map
Tickets: $13/$10 seniors & students / $5 Japan Society members

This new 4K restoration of Kenji Mizoguchi's towering masterpiece offers viewers an opportunity to appreciate the nuance of cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa's exquisite images. A haunting and elegant fable about the illusory nature of desire set during the civils wars of Japan's 16th century, Ugetsu seamlessly weaves reality and fantasy together with painterly images that unfurl like scenes from an emaki scroll. Among the film's many breathtaking moments, the waterfront picnic between a potter and the ghost of a noblewoman is reportedly the only scene Miyagawa shot for Mizoguchi (out of eight total films) for which the famously stone-faced director complimented him.

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