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Oct 16, 2020

On this Acteurist Oeuvre-view Setsuko Hara episode: a tight, noirish family melodrama by Ozu, Tokyo Twilight (1957), paired with a loose, sprawling family melodrama by Naruse, Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1960). The first gives us the bitterest Hara we've seen since The Idiot, while the second challenges her persona in subtler ways. Vacuum cleaners have never been sexier, nor peeing dogs more tragic.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s: Tokyo Twilight (dir: Yasujiro Ozu)

0h 48m 20s:  Daughters, Wives and a Mother (dir: Mikio Naruse)


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