Eight great films of the 1950s of Kenji Mizoguchi come back on the screens and in edition DVD and Blu-ray in Relais. The Luxor (Paris Xe), beautiful retrospective, which lets you review, in particular, in the version restored in digital 4K, the Tales of the moon wave after the rain (1953), Intendant Sansho (1954), The Lovers crucified (1954) and The Street of shame (1956). Born in 1898, Mizoguchi was fifty years in the middle of the Twentieth century and it is at the peak of his art An art of the simplicity, rigour and clarity are exceptional, which binds the observation and the critical social to the charms of the passion in his plans-sequences without editing.

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“there are two major currents in the work of Mizoguchi, wrote his screenwriter Yoshikata Yoda, one responding to a trend, let’s say romantic, lyrical, and aesthetic and the other a realist, a naturalist instead.” Their alternating ends, suggests the writer, by do …

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