Twin Sisters of Kyoto

  • Dir: Nakamura Noboru

  • Japan, 1963, 101minmins

  • Cast: Iwashita Shima, Nagato Hiroyuki, Miyaguchi Seiji

The happiness of reunion, like the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossom, is doomed to fade away. Abandoned at birth due to a superstition about twins, Chieko, now a wealthy merchant’s daughter, and Naeko, a self-subsistent orphan, have their fateful encounter at the Gion festival, interweaving their lives briefly, only to part again. Boasted by a nuanced, mercurial dual performance by Iwashita Shima, this touching film is a tribute to Japan’s old capital, a nostalgic veneration to the traditional ideals to heart that no modernization can erase.

Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film nomination


    In-theatre Screening

    • Full House2019-04-19 (Fri)
      Full House2019-05-10 (Fri)


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