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22 Ratings

A Woman's Story

Onna no rekishi

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1963


The life history of a woman who faced disillusion from her husband and disappointment from her son, but lives to welcome her grandson.

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A Woman's Story Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

Getting off to an interesting start, A WOMAN’S STORY eventually feels somewhat straitjacketed… Before long the film feels rather flat. Naruse manages to temper the film’s tearjerking potential by keeping his usual focus on the mundane, but the noisy plot doesn’t leave much room for subtext. And, though the script has dramatic urgency, it’s not very nuanced in its expression of character issues.
June 06, 2016
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