The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. Set in the world of 19th-century Japanese theatre, this opulent period heartbreaker by one of Japan’s greatest filmmakers focuses on the spoiled, lazy scion of a prominent Kabuki family who is taught discipline and hard work by a self-sacrificing maid. Print courtesy of The Japan Foundation.
Japan, 1939, subtitles, 35mm, 142 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).
Season or Series:
Foreign Films of 1939, Hollywood’s Greatest Year