After the harsh beauty of Women of the Night I decided to step back and show a film that is deceptively more civilized. Not considered one of Mizoguchi’s stronger efforts, The Lady of Musashino takes on a strong willed heroine and the change in middle class japan over the post war period in one suburb of Tokyo.
Lady of Musashino class discussion
What at first might seem like Merchant/Ivory territory becomes a ruthlessly compassionate study of changing times and those left behind. A fascinating film.
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