The Neighbour's Wife and Mine
Heinosuke Gosho / JP, 1931 / 56 min.
The first Japanese film with sound is not a musical, but a light comedy. A playwright is distracted from his work by the sound of a jazz band practising next door. When he goes to complain, he falls head over heels for the charming lady of the house.
Madamu to nyobo
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.