The Council on East Asian Studies presents a film screening.
“Where Chimneys are Seen (1953).”
Director Heinosuke Gosho. Cast Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hideko Takamine. Screenplay Hideo Oguni, Rinzo Shiina Cinematography Mitsuo Miura
In sight of industrial chimneys, Ken Uehara and Kinuyo Tanaka are so poor they carefully mark the calendar to avoid any unaffordable surprises; their upstairs renters, Hiroshi Akutagawa (son of author of the Rashomon stories) and Hideko Takamine, sedulously keep it separate rooms. But then on their doorstep arrives… The masterpiece of the least-known master of slice-of-life.