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