Kakuko Mori and Shotaro Hanayagi in The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.

Flashback: The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums – Kenji Mizoguchi’s pre-war masterpiece

Mizoguchi’s themes may have fallen out of fashion in recent decades but Last Chrysanthemums offers a perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with a master of haunting, elegiac cinema

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Kakuko Mori and Shotaro Hanayagi in The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.
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