Kenji Mizoguchi

Born: 16 May 1898, Tokyo-Bunkyoku
Died: 24 August 1956, Kyoto

Highlighted works

  • Sansho Dayu

    Sansho Dayu

    This sweeping historical tragedy about two children separated from their parents and sold into slavery continued a run of late masterpieces from Kenji Mizoguchi.



    A 19th-century kabuki theatre is the setting for this early Kenji Mizoguchi masterpiece about a woman’s selfless sacrifice for her mediocre actor husband.

  • Ugetsu Monogatari

    Ugetsu Monogatari

    In war-torn 16th-century Japan, two men leave their wives to seek wealth and glory in Kenji Mizoguchi’s tragic supernatural classic.


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