late Sun., 5-31 2 PREMIERES......Director Mikio Naruse
A single mother struggles to raise her son while working in a bar.
An unhappy wife faces her husband's infidelity.
"One of the shining lights of Japan's golden age was director Mikio Naruse, who cut his directorial teeth in the waning days of the silent era and rose to prominence under two of the country's biggest studios, Shochiku and then Toho. For the latter he directed the 1953 film Wife (originally entitled Tsuma), a key example of his knack for creating convincing, unflinching working class dramas with unsentimental female lead characters."