Narayama bushiko (Ballad of Narayama) Reviews

April 15, 2013
Modern audiences may find it difficult to adjust to its laconic pace, but it is a stirring tale, full of dignity and sorrow, and worth checking out for sure.
March 6, 2013
a striking experimental mixture of Japanese folklore, theatrical traditions, and stunning camerawork
March 4, 2013
It is unquestionably one of the most beautiful films I have seen, every shot is designed, composed, lit and photographed to perfection.
March 4, 2013
Criticized by some as too conservative, this version, while less powerfully dramatic than Imamura's, nevertheless finds its own, different level of resonance.
February 8, 2013
Keisuke Kinoshita's 1958 restaging of a harrowing Japanese folk tradition is at once stylistically theatrical and emotionally authentic, and an artistic artifact worthy of being passed down to future generations of cinephiles.
March 11, 2011
Kinoshita's use of color is spectacular.
September 7, 2001
Awesome Japanese classic.