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219 Ratings

Scattered Clouds


Directed by Mikio Naruse
Japan, 1967


In Naruse’s last film, made when he already knew he was dying, a woman recently widowed finds herself forced from all sides to embark on a new relationship before she’s emotionally ready—a fateful mishap of timing.

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Scattered Clouds Directed by Mikio Naruse

Critics reviews

Naruse’s career ends with one of his finest films… This almost surrealist overstatement seems odd after the delicate handling of the couple’s years of purgatory – but Naruse’s penchant for the strategic deployment of excess spans his filmography, and finds its most dramatic outlet in his late work.
June 06, 2016
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