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Jokyo

Jokyo

Jokyo

1960 / 100min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: KON ICHIKAWA, YASUZô MASAMURA, AND KôZABURô YOSHIMURA

CAST: MACHIKO KYô, AYAKO WAKAO, SACHIKO HIDARI, FUJIKO YAMAMOTO, EIJI FUNAKOSHI

In this omnibus film bringing together three stories about women by Yoshimura, Ichikawa, and Masumura, Kyō stars in Yoshimura’s “The Woman Who Forgot Love” as a cruel bar owner who ignores both her sister-in-law’s financial hardships and an injured schoolboy’s needs. Through a series of vignettes it becomes evident that a string of disappointments have made this seemingly one-dimensional villain into the stingy and hard-hearted woman she is today, and when an unexpected encounter with an old flame reawakens this embittered miser’s long-slumbering humanity, Kyō renders the transformation incredibly moving.

Print courtesy of the Japan Foundation.
Jokyō screens in Machiko Kyō