Women in kimonos in a black and white still from Forget Love For Now (1937)
Women in kimonos in a black and white still from Forget Love For Now (1937)
Forget Love For Now (1937)

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Forget Love for Now

Hiroshi Shimizu | Japan | 1937 | Unclassified (15+)

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Drawing upon his recurring signature themes, Hiroshi Shimizu focuses his lens on the lives of unhappy children and women, particularly mothers, burdened by societal restrictions, prejudices and straitened economic circumstances.

In a film reminiscent of specific Ozu films of the 1930s like I Was Born, But…, Shimizu explores the tragic implications of a dignified single mother forced to become a bar hostess and the devastating impact this has on the life of her son.

35mm print courtesy of the National Film Archive of Japan.

Format: 35mm Print
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Source: National Film Archive of Japan
Courtesy: National Film Archive of Japan
Duration: 73 mins



73 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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