Late Chrysanthemums

Sighed and yearned in equal measure, at Mikio Naruse’s Late Chrysanthemums yesterday. It’s research because there’s a film I’m trying to make, and so far failing to make, which involves the impossibility of the Western mind ever really getting to grips with what the fuck a Geisha is. This film isn’t really about that culture. It’s about the lot of the older woman in Tokyo, post WWII. I’m feeling it.

Late Chrysanthemums, 1954
Sisters are doin’ it for themselves – Late Chrysanthemums, 1954