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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 every really getting to grips with what the **** a Geisha is. This film isn’t really about that culture. Instead it’s about of 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

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