Kenji Mizoguchi / JP, 1953 / 97 min.
One of Mizoguchi’s best-known films. A potter tries to survive in a medieval war-torn village. He meets a mysterious noblewoman who takes him to a land of sensual enticements. A film selected by Martin Scorsese.
Restored by Academy Film Archive, in association with the BFI and Janus Films, with restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.
In the summer of 2017, Eye staged an exhibition devoted to one of the most important American film directors of the past half-century: Martin Scorsese. Over the years, the director of such classics as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The Wolf of Wall Street has elaborated a uniquely personal style of filmmaking.