Set in sixteenth-century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, Ugetsu is equally rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. Focusing on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai, Ugetsu offers a commentary on the delusions of lust and power, the folly of war, and the stoic suffering of women.
The great Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi draws on sources from both East and West for this, his crowning achievement. Renowned cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa helps Mizoguchi seamlessly interweave the supernatural with reality, resulting in one of the most beautiful films of all time.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.