Ugetsu ★★★½ Ugetsu Monogatari 1953
The classic film that established Mizoguchi's reputation outside of Japan. Two 16th century Japanese peasants venture from their homes in pursuit of dreams, and encounter little more than their own hapless folly and a bit of the supernatural. A wonderful mix of comedy and action with nifty camera movement. Based on the stories of Akinara Ueda. In Japanese with English subtitles. 96m/B VHS, DVD . JP Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Eitaro (Sakae, Saka Ozawa) Ozawa; D: Kenji Mizoguchi; W: Yoshikata Yoda; C: Kazuo Miyagawa; M: Fumio Hayasaka. Venice Film Fest. ‘53: Silver Prize.