Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sisters of Nishijin

The story is about the decline of the kimono making industry in Japan during the early 1950s.

Liked how the family tried hard to keep their dreams alive despite the obstacles in their way!

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The story is about Japan's geisha industry in the early 1950s.

Liked the detailed portrayal of the lives of geishas! Reminded me of "Streets of Shame" by Mizoguchi Kenji and "The Geisha House" by Fukasaku Kinji.

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The Ball at the Anjo House

I thought there will be a long queue for the free tickets but was surprised that not many people turned up. As I was early, I had a quick scan of the "Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein" exhibition at the National Museum before the show.

The story is about a rich family becoming poor after the war and had to sell away the house.

Liked how the film portrayed the change in people's behavior when their social status change! Great acting by the ex-chauffeur and the maid!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Rent a Cat

The story is about how a cat loving person started renting her cats to lonely people around her city.

Liked the nice leisurely pace of the film! The salesgirl at the car renting company looked quite cute with her hair clip!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Gate of Hell

The story is about how a samurai tried to get the lady of his dreams even though she is married and wrecked the lives of many people in the process.

Liked the interesting plot and the colorful costumes! Great acting by Kyo Machiko!

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