Ugetsu (World Classics Collection)
From the masterful canon of Kenji Mizoguchi (Legend of Bailiff Sansho) comes an evocatively haunting film, considered a true landmark of Japanese cinema.Set in sixteenth-century Japan Ugetsu tells the legend of two peasants who set out to make their respective fortunes in the world. Farmer Tobei, dreams of becoming a samurai whereas Genjuro, an ambitious potter leaves his beloved family to market his wares during the ravages of a civil war and is haunted by a beautiful ghost princess. Based on works by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss and the mystery in between is a truly remarkable and memorable film.
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