The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) – Kenji Mizoguchi

DFNY #80

残菊物語 Zangiku monogatari

溝口 健二 Mizoguchi Kenji

Heir to a Kabuki lineage must choose between love & his career 4*

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The Life of Oharu (1952) – Kenji Mizoguchi

DFNY #42

西鶴一代女, Saikaku Ichidai Onna, “Saikaku’s Amorous Woman”
溝口 健二 Mizoguchi Kenji

Former concubine looks back on her troubled life and the men she has loved 4*

Based on novel by Ihara Saikaku