The Ballad of Narayama

Narayama-bushi kô

130 mins
8.2 / 10 (822)


From two-time Palme d’Or-winning director Shohei Imamura comes an unforgettable human drama and a milestone in Japanese Cinema. The Ballad of Narayama is a brutal and haunting meditation on the nature of life, sex and death.

MUBI's take

Winner of the Palme D’or at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, The Ballad of Narayama is a remake of Keisuke Kinoshita’s 1958 film of the same name. Sensual and erotic, Shohei Imamura’s take on Japanese society and its traditions is a subversive classic.

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