Utamaro and His Five Women

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Film:

Utamaro and His Five Women

Showtimes:

Thursday Jun 28 01:00 PM
Thursday Jun 28 07:30 PM
Friday Jun 29 01:00 PM
Friday Jun 29 08:00 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre


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About the Film:

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. Japan, 1946, 106 mins. Japanese with English subtitles

This fictionalized portrait of the famed 18th-century Edo artist Utamaro tells the story of five women, courtesans and commoners, who inspired his work. In one symbolic, highly charged scene, Utamaro paints on the back of a beautiful courtesan, a sketch that is later tattooed into her skin.

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