Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kenji Mizoguchi's "Gubijinso" (1935)

English titles: Poppies, Poppy, The Field Poppy




It's senseless. "I should have changed. But it's not my fault" says one of the characters. In the great tradition of storytelling, Mizoguchi creates remarkable characters, gets involved in their drama, but also keeps distance. He skips between concepts, ideas, emotions poetically. In his films, people laugh and people cry...


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