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Where Chimneys Are Seen Introduction

This screening will be introduced by Jonathan Bunt, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at University of Manchester.

Film details

Ryukichi (Ken Uehara) lives in a cheap rental house together with his wife, Hiroko (Kinuyo Tanaka), who was traumatised in the war. One day, a baby is abandoned on their doorstep. Who is the mother? A drama representative of Gosho’s work, this is a rare find that focuses on family life in the downtown of post-war Tokyo.

Screening from a 35mm print