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3:15   8:00

Monday, October 21

銀座化粧 (Ginza keshô)

Director Mikio Naruse
Cast Kinuyo Tanaka, Ranko Hanai
Screenplay Matsuo Kishi | Cinematography Akira Mimura
1951 | Japan | 35mm print courtesy The Japan Foundation Film Library | approx. 87 min. | In Japanese with English subtitles

Kinuyo Tanaka knocks herself out to support her child by working as a Ginza bar hostess, but then has little time for the kid himself. Never a mistress for money, she may be finding a way out in the most curious of coincidences, but…

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