The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Forget Love for Now
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.
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