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Japanese Girls at the Harbor
Directed by Hiroshi Shimizu • 1933 • Japan
Hiroshi Shimizu's exquisite silent drama, set in the modernizing port town of Yokohama, tells of the humiliating downfall experienced by Sunako (Michiko Oikawa) after jealousy drives her to commit a terrible crime. With its lushly photographed landscapes and innovative visual storytelling, JAPANESE GIRLS AT THE HARBOR shows a director at the peak of his powers and experimentation. The film is presented with a new score written and performed by noted silent-film composer Donald Sosin.