Original title: Bangiku

Directors: Naruse, Mikio

Cast: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara

Japan 1954 | Black & white | 101 mins | Drama

Avaliable on: 35mm, DVD

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