The Snow Flurry (1959)

“The Snow Flurry (1959)” may be one of the lesser known works among Keisuke Kinoshita’s filmography, but gives its audience ultimately satisfying experience. It experiments with a bold and complex flashback structure, which is firmly rooted in the emotional journey of the protagonists. The audience is guided through sometimes parallel, …

Kinoshita’s Blu-Ray and DVD released

Let’s Toast the Young Lady (お嬢さん乾杯, 1949) To commemorate his 100th anniversary, Shochiku announced the release of Keisuke Kinoshita’s works on Blu-ray and DVD later this month. Blu-ray Twenty-Four Eyes (二十四の瞳, 1954) Carmen Comes Home (カルメン故郷に帰る, 1952) The Ballad of Narayama (楢山節考, 1958) DVD Twenty-Four Eyes (二十四の瞳, 1954) Carmen Comes …

88 Keys

This is part four of “Films of 1949” series (Part 1, 2 and 3). The Ikedas lost all the glitters and glamor they once had. A decade ago, they were the respectable clan of respectable society. The end of the war brought them a period of humiliation, disgrace and loss, …