THE MUNEKATA SISTERS
(1950) Kinuyo Tanaka’s bar is going down the drain and so is her sick, hard-boozing husband So Yamamura (Tora! Tora! Tora!’s Admiral Yamamoto). But is sister Hideko Takamine, in-between doing kodan routines, more interested in Tanaka’s old flame Ken Uehara as a fall-back or for herself? Rare Ozu adaptation of a then-popular novel. Courtesy Toho Co., Ltd. Approx. 116 min. 35mm.