Floating Clouds

Directed by Mikio Naruse

Naruse’s ultimate masterpiece opens in the bombed ruins of Tokyo as Yukiko searches for Tomioka, with whom she worked during the war. They renew their affair, but he tells Yukiko he can’t leave his wife… The two characters are in constant motion, but Naruse shoots them with travelling shots so imperceptible that all seems fixed, immobile.

Languages:
Japanese

Duration:
123 minutes

Country of origin:
Japan

Year of production:
1955