Yoshida YoshishigeOkada Mariko, Nagato Hiroyuki, Hidaka Sumiko
Japan / 1962 / Japanese / 112 minutes / 35mm / Colour
Transforming the Shochiku tradition of soap opera romance into a reflection of contrasting spirits and morals in post-war Japan, Yoshida Yoshishige embarks on an avant-garde experiment that propelled the Japanese New Wave. Enhanced by the enigmatic beauty of Okada Mariko, this passionate story of ill-fated love centres on a picturesque spa town, where a country girl raises a distressed writer’s hope to live, while sacrificing her own life for love. This first Yoshida-Okada collaboration marks their legendary cinematic aeon.