Sound of the Mountain
// Double Feature
Thu, Jan 19, 2006 | 7:00PM
Naruse's sensitivity to actresses and to the concerns of women are again at the fore in these two films.
Second feature start time: 9:10 pm.
In Flowing, a maid finds work at a traditional geisha house only to learn that her employer is hopelessly in debt. The maid gradually realizes that the mistress of the house is blind to the fact that many failing geisha houses are becoming bordellos in order to survive. With famed Japanese actress Hideko Takamine, who also stars in Floating Clouds and When a Woman Ascends the Stairs. (117 mins.)
One of Naruse's personal favorites, Sound of the Mountain chronicles the failing marriage between a lonely wife and her businessman husband who is indifferent to her feelings and unaware that she is contemplating an abortion because of her despair. (94 mins.)
Added by anton on January 10, 2006