Entotsu no mieru basho 煙突の見える場所
Ryukichi (Ken Uehara) lives in a cheap rental house together with his wife, Hiroko (Kinuyo Tanaka), who was traumatised in the war. One day, a baby is abandoned on their doorstep. Who is the mother?
A drama representative of Gosho’s work, this classic focuses on family life in the downtown of post-war Tokyo. Widely regarded as the work most representative of Gosho’s concern for the lives of lower-middle class individuals, this drama (entered into the 3rd Berlin International Film Festival) is a rare find that focuses on marriage and family life in the post-war period of industrialisation.
This screening will be on 35mm.
Running Time: 1hr 43mins
BBFC Advice: 12A
Director(s): Heinosuke Gosho
Country of Origin: Japan
Year of release: 1953
Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles
This is part of the The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme seasonSee all