La Fabbrica : SAÏD BEN SAÏD’S DREAM FESTIVAL

Portrait of Madame Yuki

Yuki fujin ezu

Kenji Mizoguchi

1950
Japan
1h29
Fiction
B&W
VOSTFR

A film chosen by Saïd Ben Saïd (Dream festival)

Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal hero, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems.

Invisible in France for more than 30 years, Madame Yuki portrays the matter of female sexuality with an incredible freedom considering it was produced in the 50s.

Cast
With Michiyo Kogure, Ken Uehara, Eijirō Yanagi, Yoshiko Kuga, Yuriko Hamada
Screenplay
Yoshikata Yoda, Kazuro Funabashi, based on a novel by Seiichi Funabashi
Photography
Jōji Ohara
Music
Fumio Hayasaka
Editing
Toshio Gotō
Production
Shintoho Film Distribution Committee, Takimura Productions

Restaured copy 2k

Films in the Retrospective