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Izu no odoriko

Heinosuke Gosho Japonya, 1933

dionysus67's rating of the film Dancing Girl of Izu

A superb example from 1930s Japanese cinema, indicative of the ample talent and craftmanship in cinematography of auteurs like Gosho. Here, the tale of doomed love takes recourse to young Tanaka's striking versatility of expression. Around her and the handsome student Gosho builds a miniature of Japanese morals, which his camera explores in multiple ways: pristine close-ups, lyrical medium shots and elegant pans.