Five Women Around Utamaro

1946

Five Women Around Utamaro (1946)

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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 his plea for fairer and more equitable treatment of women.

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

Dec 3, 2016 | Full Review…

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

Feb 3, 2014 | Full Review…

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