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Ugetsu monogatari

Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, 1953

Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Ugetsu

Cautionary tale on personal responsibility made great by carefully crafted imagery and a phenomenal score. Too much exposition gets in the way of what is, for the most part, a very subtle and intelligent film. Still, there are many unforgettable scenes and, at its core, that's what cinema is all about. It's also a wonderful metaphor for today's state of world affairs.