Where Chimneys Are Seen (1953)

1953 | Japan | Gosho Heinosuke | ★★★★★

Gosho Heinosuke's masterful Where Chimneys Are Seen is a truly beautiful, profoundly moving, symbolically rich domestic drama, featuring gorgeous imagery and exquisite performances from Uehara Ken, Tanaka Kinuyo, Takamine Hideko, et al.


"Gosho’s most celebrated film both in Japan and the West, Where Chimneys Are Seen is perhaps the most compelling example of his concern for, and insights into, the everyday lives of lower-middle-class people. Based on Rinzo Shiina’s novel of the absurd, the film depicts the lives of two couples against the backdrop of Tokyo’s growing industrialization during the 1950s." TMDb

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