Ugetsu Monogatari is one of the most widely acclaimed Japanese films. And Hyderabad Film Club plans to tell you exactly why. As a part of its National Film Archive Screenings, they're showing the 1953 version of this movie.
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, Ugetsu Monogatari is based on the civil wars of 16th century Japan. Two ambitious peasants want to make their fortunes. One is a potter - Genjuro - who wants to sell his wares in the city and make a staggering profit of it. The other is Tobei, who yearns to become a samurai.
The film takes on new dimensions after Genjuro's and Tobei's shacks are pillaged and plundered by the marauding armies. The two then set out with their wives for the city, and abandon them on the way. New characters are introduced, some who bring in love and laughter and some who aid the two in their quest.
Please contact Hyderabad Film Club on 2373-0841 for further details.