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Monday, October 28

おとうと (Otōto)

Director Kon Ichikawa
Cast Keiko Kishi, Kinuyo Tanaka, Masayuki Mori, Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Screenplay Aya Kôda, Yôko Mizuki | Cinematography Kazuo Miyagawa
1960 | Japan | 35mm print courtesy The Japan Foundation Film Library | approx. 98 min. | In Japanese with English subtitles

Dad Masayuki Mori is a (real life) famous novelist, but, cold, detached step mom Kinuyo Tanaka is a religion-absorbed invalid, so naturally big sister Keiko Kishi takes the responsibility for near juvenile delinquent younger Hiroshi Kawaguchi—and to non-Japanese eyes, intense extremes. A path-breaking visual experiment, and a Kinema Junpo “Best One.”

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