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Sisters of the Gion

Gion no shimai

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Japan, 1936
Drama

Synopsis

The independent, unsentimental Omocha and her sister, the more tradition-minded Umekichi, are both geishas in the working-class district of Gion. Mizoguchi’s film is an uncompromising look at the forces that keep many women at the bottom rung of the social ladder.

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Sisters of the Gion Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1937 | Winner: Best Film

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