Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/filmref/www/www/wp-includes/SimplePie/Parse/Date.php on line 694

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/filmref/www/www/wp-includes/SimplePie/Parse/Date.php on line 694

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/filmref/www/www/wp-includes/SimplePie/Parse/Date.php on line 694

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/filmref/www/www/wp-includes/SimplePie/Parse/Date.php on line 694

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/filmref/www/www/wp-includes/SimplePie/Parse/Date.php on line 694

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/filmref/www/www/wp-includes/SimplePie/Parse/Date.php on line 694

Kozaburo Yoshimura

The Ball at Anjo House, 1947

Filmed during American postwar occupation, The Ball at Anjo House is a curiously atypical Japanese film that hews eerily closer to the privileged, dysfunctional families and moral abandon of The Magnificent Ambersons or a Douglas Sirk melodrama than a Shochiku middle-class shomin-geki: the proud family patriarch, Tadahiko (Osamu Takizawa) who continues to harbor the illusion… read more »

Sidebar