A Dash of Mifune: Rashomon and More (Part II)

Event time: 
Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Humanities Quadrangle (HQ), L01 See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Japan, 1956
Directed by Mikio Naruse
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Hideko Takamine, Keiju Kobayashi
35mm print courtesy Japan Foundation. Approx. 98 min.
Introduction by Aaron Gerow, A. Whitney Griswold Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures and Film & Media Studies
Mifune as romantic lead? Every time hard-working wife Hideko Takamine (Floating Clouds, When A Woman Ascends the Stairs) raises enough yen for that coffee shop, her family scarfs it; but visiting bank loan officer Toshirō, here sharply dressed, may have the answer. The intensity of the chemistry between the superstars becomes, without a word or a touch, almost palpable.