The Flow of Evening a.k.a. Evening Stream

  • Dir: Naruse Mikio, Kawashima Yuzo

  • Japan, 1960, 111 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Yamada Isuzu, Tsukasa Yoko, Mihashi Tatsuya

A disruptive innovation emerges when Kawashima Yuzo’s vibrant color and jazz rhythm collide with Naruse’s graceful flow and understated direction. Staged on a boisterous geisha establishment, the multi-threaded story beginning with the amusement of carefree young geisha gradually zooms in on a poignant love triangle: the geisha house manager (Yamada Isuzu) and her daughter (Tsukasa Yoko) fall in love with the same young man. In an agonising confrontation between the two, Naruse’s masterful staging intensifies the film’s cumulative emotional power, whilst the unavoidable farewell laments the value of fading traditions.

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    In-theatre Screening

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