Mikio Naruse

In Japan, Mikio Naruse (1905-69) is regarded as a cinematic master, alongside Kurosawa, Mizoguchi and Ozu. In the UK, his work is largely unknown. This is a great opportunity to discover Naruse’s films.

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Late Chrysanthemums

One of the greatest works from Japanese cinematic master Miko Naruse. A bleak, compelling and poignant portrait of a quartet of ageing geishas.

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Floating Clouds

Director Naruse's ultimate masterpiece. In the bombed ruins of Tokyo, Yukiko searches for her ex-lover Tomioka. She is still obsessed with him but he is…

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When A Woman Ascends the Stairs

Classic gorgeous Japanese film. An ageing Tokyo hostess tries to maintain her dignity amid the sleaze of the Ginza bar district.

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