Plays Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!

Cinematographer: Kazuo Miyagawa

During 16th century civil wars, village potter Masayuki Mori (Rashomon, The Bad Sleep Well, Floating Clouds) decides to follow the money and leave wife Kinuyo Tanaka (star of fifteen Mizoguchi movies) behind to sell his wares in town, there to be seduced by ghost princess Machiko Kyo (the rape victim of Kurosawa’s Rashomon). But when the spell is finally broken, he returns to a devastated village. Adapted from Akinari Ueda’s 1776 collection of tales of the supernatural — and a de Maupassant story. Venice Silver Lion winner (Mizoguchi’s second in a row) and for many years a regular on Ten-Best-of-All-Time lists.

1953. Drama/Mystery. 97 min. NR.

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

Part of the Art of the Camera film series sponsored by The University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies

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