January 09, 2017
The glittering surfaces of classic fairy tales often mask undercurrents of emotional torment, spiritual foreboding, and moral transgression. This week, our latest series on the Criterion . . . Read more »
“Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers,” said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director’s supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss—with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real—is one of the most beautiful films ever made.
|Original story||Akinari Ueda|
|Screenplay||Matsutaro Kawaguchi and Yoshikata Yoda|
|Art director||Kisaku Ito|
|Period authenticity||Kusune Kainosho|
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