With Beauty and Sorrow

  • Dir: Shinoda Masahiro

  • Japan, 1965, 104minmins, 35mm

  • Cast: Yachigusa Kaoru, Kaga Mariko, Yamamura So

Shinoda’s consummate visual style allies with Kawabata’s poetic, subtly-shaded prose work to examine the romantic tragedy of pain, jealousy and obsession. Exquisite mise-en-scène and color cinematography unfolds an intertwined melodrama about a young beautiful student and lesbian lover of a famous painter seeking revenge against her mentor’s ex-lover – a married novelist who impregnated and abandoned her two decades ago. A nostalgic claustrophobia that traps the characters, traumatized by the fiery determination to destroy all in a quest for self-possession.

Asia-Pacific Film Festival: Best Supporting Actress


    In-theatre Screening

    • Full House2019-04-07 (Sun)
      Full House2019-04-21 (Sun)


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