Late Chrysanthemums

Bangiku

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Dir. Mikio Naruse

Japan 1954 | Black & white | 101 mins | Cert PG | Drama

Cast: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara

One of Naruse's greatest works, this bleak, compelling, poignant portrait of a quartet of ageing geishas focuses on Kin. Retired after successful real estate transactions, she cynically lends money and advice to the others. Then an old lover (Ken Uehara) reappears…

– James Quandt

Available on: DVD, 35mm

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