Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director
Original title: Aru eiga-kantoku no shôgai
- 2h 12min
A masterpiece about a master of masterpieces!
I've been a constant reader of IMDb for many years though have never before submitted a comment. Yet here I saw that no-one had done so and, having just watched this documentary, I simply wished to communicate to anyone who comes across this review that this is not only a very thorough film about the life and work of Mizoguchi, one of the most profound and meaningful directors of all time, but also a remarkable portrait full of fascinating and delicate insights. Here we have cinema of course; however, through the contributions of a variety of workers - actors and actresses, technicians, producers - we are offered riveting details about how art is attained and, therefore, a view of an important aspect of life itself. Put together with a modest simplicity, it is at the same time engaging,moving,attractive and thought-provoking.
- May 6, 2015
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