Late Chrysanthemums

Directed by Mikio Naruse

One of Naruse’s greatest works, this bleak, compelling, poignant portrait of a quartet of ageing geishas focuses on Kin. Retired after successful real estate deals, she cynically lends money and advice to the others. Then an old lover reappears… This is a fresco of confined lives, impeccably acted by a very fine ensemble.

Languages:
Japanese

Duration:
101 minutes

Country of origin:
Japan

Year of production:
1954