Five Women Around Utamaro
Five Women Around Utamaro (1946)

The central character in this Kenji Mizoguchi film is Utamaro, the famed 18th-century Edo artist. Somewhat inarticulate, Utamaro expresses his love for five women through his paintings. The director uses this plot contrivance to articulate… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 17, 1946
DVD Release Date: November 10, 1993
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Uneven film about the famous painter has interest, but is far from Mizoguchi's best.

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Fernando F. Croce

A Japanese feminist's self-aware ode to all the heroines who have carried the famed male gaze on their shoulders

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