Kisses (1957)
Kisses (1957)

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Kisses

Yasuzo Masumura | Japan | 1957 | Unclassified (15+)
Film

When

Wed 18 Sep 2024

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Masumura’s stripped-back youth-centred debut is a startlingly direct, nuanced and melancholy exploration of Japan’s alienated post-war generation, with a young man and woman (Hiroshi Kawaguchi and Hitomi Nozoe) meeting cute while visiting their respective fathers at the same prison. An important precursor to the Japanese New Wave, the film’s free-roaming style, relative lightness and penetrating social critique led then-critic Nagisa Oshima to declare that “a powerful irresistible force has arrived in Japanese Cinema”.

Format: DCP
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Source: Kadokawa
Courtesy: Kadokawa
Runtime: 73 mins

Event duration

73 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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