October 29 ~ Ugetsu (Ugetsu Monogatari) (1953)
96 min., 35mm, B&W
This is perhaps Mizoguchi's most famous film. The story is inspired by two short stories from the 18 th century written by Akinari Ueda. The tale switches back and forth between the natural world of peasants during the time of civil war and the supernatural world of ghosts and apparitions. Japanese with English Subtitles.
(Print provided by and permission from Janus/Criterion.)
Added by arborupdate on August 25, 2004