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Aro Favourite Ugetsu Monogatari


Japan 1953, 93 minutes, B/W
Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi
In Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama, Classics / Fantasy


Aroview: Stories by the 18th century writer Akinari Ueda are woven into an odyssey of civil-war misfortune, in which two peasant-potters and their families court poverty, opportunity and supernatural entrapment. Its mix of the brutal and uncanny, while slow at times, is beautifully composed in rich, mysterious images.

NZ International Film Festival 1989

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DVD Features

Criterion edition includes the 150 minute documentary, 'Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director' (1975).

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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