Kyoto, 17th century. Osan is married to Ishun, a wealthy scroll-maker. When Osan is falsely accused of having an affair with the best worker, Mohei, the pair flee the city and declare their love for each other. Ishun orders his men to find them, and separate them to avoid public humiliation.
A late yet pivotal entry in Mizoguchi’s prolific career, The Crucified Lovers is a subtly orchestrated portrait of infidelity in 17th century Japan. Starring screen icon Kagawa Kyoko (Tokyo Story), the film tackles social hierarchy and gender identity through its deftly episodic storytelling.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States