Film Screening of Where Chimneys are Seen (1953)

Film Screening of Where Chimneys are Seen (1953)

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

煙突の見える場所 (Entotsu no mieru basho, 1953)

Director Heinosuke Gosho
Cast Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hideko Takamine
Screenplay Hideo Oguni, Rinzo Shiina

Cinematography Mitsuo Miura

108 minutes

In sight of industrial chimneys, Ken Uehara and Kinuyo Tanaka are so poor they carefully mark the calendar to avoid any unaffordable surprises; their upstairs renters, Hiroshi Akutagawa (son of author of the Rashomon stories) and Hideko Takamine, sedulously keep it separate rooms. But then on their doorstep arrives… The masterpiece of the least-known master of slice-of-life.

Sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies and Films at the Whitney