October 15 ~ Life of Oharu (Saikaku Ichidai Onna) (1952)
133 min., 35mm, B&W
This film secured Mizoguchi's international reputation as a filmmaker and won him the Best Director Award at the 1952 Venice Film Festival. This film tells the story of a woman who sinks from aristocrat to courtesan to streetwalker. Japanese with English Subtitles.
(Print provided by and permission from Janus/Criterion.)
Added by arborupdate on August 25, 2004