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147 Ratings

Every-Night Dreams

Yogoto no yume

Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1933
Drama, Silent


A single mother works tirelessly as a Ginza bar hostess to ensure a better life for her young son in Naruse’s formally ravishing drama about the desperation of daily living.

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Every-Night Dreams Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

The most successful of Naruse’s extant silent works, a slow-building film that pays off with a powerful ending. Scripted by Ozu regular Tadao Ikeda from Naruse’s story, EVERY NIGHT DREAMS has an elegant narrative strategy that is not far removed from the complexity of Naruse’s better-known 50s period.
June 06, 2016
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