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Crossroads

Crossroads

Teinosuke Kinugasa / JP, 1928 / 97 min.

The first silent Japanese film to gain renown in the West. Director Teinosuke Kinugasa used expressionist stylistic elements entirely unknown to Japanese cinema for his tragedy Jujiro. About a young man and his doomed love for a geisha.

poster Crossroads (Teinosuke Kinugasa, JP 1928)
Rikiya comes to blows with his love rival in Tokyo’s 18th-century entertainment district Yoshiwara. Their rivalry concerns the beautiful geisha O-ume. Blind in both eyes, Rikiya seeks help from his poverty-stricken sister Okiku.

With live musical accompaniment.

Details

Director

Teinosuke Kinugasa

Production year

1928

Country

JP

Original title

Jujiro

Length

97 min.

Subtitles

ENG

Format

35mm

Part of

Shochiku 100

Yasujiro Ozu, Masaki Kobayashi, Takeshi Kitano: the masters of Japanese cinema. But did you know that their work was made possible by Shochiku? In 2022 Eye is marking over one hundred years of one of Japan’s oldest, and largest, film companies.

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campaign image Shochiku 100 (still from Carmen Comes Home (Keisuke Kinoshita, JP 1951))
still from Crossroads (Teinosuke Kinugasa, JP 1928)
still from Crossroads (Teinosuke Kinugasa, JP 1928)

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