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  • Mother

    Directed by Mikio Naruse • 1952 • Japan

    Mikio Naruse's 1952 Mother (aka Okaasan) is rather more upbeat (and, at times, even light-hearted) than his better-known later movies. Kinuyo Tanaka (who later became Japanese cinema's first woman director) quietly dominates the screen throughout as the fi...

  • Wife

    Directed by Mikio Naruse • 1953 • Japan

    A novel by Fumiko Hiyashi provided that basis for this unusual work by Mikio Naruse -- Wife (aka Tsuma) (1953) tells the story of a decade-old marriage in the process of disintegrating. Opening and closing with the same sequence of the husband silently lea...

  • Late Chrysanthemums

    Directed by Mikio Naruse • 1954 • Japan

    As one might infer from its title, Mikio Naruse’s LATE CHRYSANTHEMUMS (1954) is a very autumnal film, laced with nostalgia and sadness for its characters—Haruko Sugimura (FLOATING WEEDS, TOKYO STORY) portrays Kin, a former geisha who has parlayed her ear...