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  • A man and a woman outside; the man is jumping and the woman is holding an umbrella.



Wednesday, October 30

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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