In this brilliant modernist adaptation of Monzaemon Chikamatsu’s famous 1720 bunraku puppet play about the doomed romance of a married merchant and a courtesan, Shinoda’s direction is perfectly matched by Toru Takemitsu’s music and Kiyoshi Awazu’s arresting sets.
1969, 103 min., 35mm, b&w. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda. With Shima Iwashita, Kichiemon Nakamura and Hosei Komatsu. Print courtesy of Kawakita Memorial Institute with permission from Janus Films.
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