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Sisters of the Gion

1 hrs. & 9 mins. Free

Sun, Sep 29th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

Theatrical poster for Sisters of the Gion
2019 VCU CINEMATHEQUE in 35MM

About This Movie

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi and originally released in the US on 15/10/1936

Summary

Umekichi, a geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto, feels obliged to help her lover Furusawa when he asks to stay with her after becoming bankrupt and leaving his wife. However her younger sister Omocha tells her she is wasting her time and money on a loser. She thinks that they should both find wealthy patrons to support them. Omocha therefore tries various schemes to get rid of Furusawa, and set themselves up with better patrons.

Cast

Isuzu Yamada, Yôko Umemura, Benkei Shiganoya, Eitarô Shindô, Taizô Fukami, Fumio Okura, and Fumio Okura