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Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Elements of Cinema (previous events)Special Engagements Archive

Elements of Cinema: Ugetsu

Free Screening – Passes Not Required

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UGETSU (1953) dir Kenji Mizoguchi w/Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sakae Ozawa, Mitsuko Mito, Kikue Mori [97 min; DCP]
“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. – Janus Films

“One of the greatest of all films.” – Roger Ebert

“Densely plotted but as emotionally subtle as its name, Ugetsu is one of the great experiences of cinema.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader


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