WOMAN OF TOKYO & KAGAMIJISHI
$7 Member $12.50 Regular
(1933) Darkly tragic story of a student who finds out his sister has descended to prostitution to pay for their support. Approx. 47 min. 35mm. Silent, with piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner.
“Ozu never made another film like this one.”
– J. Hoberman, who put it on his 1982 Ten Best
“A romantic melodrama, perfectly put together.”
– Donald Richie
Plus KAGAMIJISHI 菊五郎の鏡獅子 (1936), Ozu’s first sound film, a documentary on Tokyo’s Kabuki-za theater, with the director’s recognizable low-angle shots, etc., and final “lion dance” (the literal title) performed by Onoe Kikugoro VI. Approx. 24 min. 16mm. Sound.