Women Are Born Twice

December 2, 2017
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Saturday, December 2, 2:15 PM
Sunday, December 3, 4:30 PM

The first of Kawashima’s Daiei Studio collaborations with Wakao centers on the life of a Tokyo geisha named Koen and her relationships with various men. Starting out with no singing or dancing talents, the young, free-spirited Koen is initially eager to please and happy to do what she is told. With time and experience, however, she gradually begins to notice a change in herself and questions what she wants out of life. Played with subtle shifts in emotion, Wakao’s delicate performance earned her the Kinema Junpo Award and Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actress.

“Something happened in the inner human experience. We don’t know what that was, but something definitely happened. That is the theme of this film.” – Yuzo Kawashima

1961, 99 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yuzo Kawashima. With Ayako Wakao, Jun Fujimaki, Kyu Sazanka, Frankie Sakai.

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Box Office Policy

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017
  • 2:15 pm