Floating Clouds

Ukigumo

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Dir. Mikio Naruse

Japan 1955 | Black & white | 123 mins | Cert 12A | Drama

Cast: Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

For many, Naruse’s ultimate masterpiece. It opens in the bombed ruins of Tokyo as Yukiko (Hideko Takamine) searches for Tomioka, with whom she worked in Southeast Asia during the war. They renew their affair, but he tells Yukiko he can’t leave his wife…

— James Quandt

 

Available on: DVD, 35mm

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