Ugetsu ★★★½

A rather simple morality tale of why you shouldn’t abandon your wives in pursuit of fortune and status, particularly during war time. I loved Mizoguchi’s use of minimal drones during foggy boat rides and then dreamlike brass when ghosts were involved. I liked the deceptively fluid camerawork. The fable wasn’t the most enthralling but it was told oh so handsomely.

Watch #2 for week 12 of Film School Dropouts; Auteurs: Kenji Mizoguchi; started last week with Sansho and will close out the week with Oharu.

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