Here’s to the Young Lady

  • Dir: Kinoshita Keisuke

  • Japan , 1949, 89minmins

  • Cast: Hara Setsuko, Sano Shuji, Sada Keiji

Hara Setsuko falls in love…or not? What seems to be a romantic comedy is indeed a lovers’ discourse. Hara plays the daughter of a wealthy family betrothed to a garage owner who falls in love with her immediately, only to be perplexed by her amiable but detached attitude. Is she too solemn to be passionate, or does she have other secrets? Hara poses as an elusive heroine with a carefully guarded inner world. Kinoshita’s lyrical film is delightful to watch, complete with romantic pretence and a modicum of tension in the closing reels as viewers wait to find out if love truly conquers.

#6 in 1949 Kinema Junpo’s Top 10


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-06-19 (Sun)
      2016-07-09 (Sat)


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