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It Was a Faint Dream

It Was a Faint Dream

あさき夢みし (Asaki Yumemishi)
Friday, February 7, 7 PM

© Courtesy of Arrow Films

Friday, February 7, 7 PM

Following the brash and ultramodern "Buddhist Trilogy," Akio Jissoji's fourth film for the Art Theater Guild is an ethereal costume drama set in the Kamakura shogunate era of Japan's mid-13th century that finds the director continuing his exploration of Buddhist concepts through the life of an imperial concubine who, after suffering several misfortunes, abandons the court to find herself anew as a nun. Filled with indelible scenes of pictorial beauty, Jissoji's flair for inventive visual storytelling lends hypnotic power to this intimate epic of sadness and spiritual awakening reminiscent of Kenji Mizoguchi's The Life of Oharu (1953).

1974, 120 min., DCP, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Akio Jissoji. With Janet Hatta, Kotobuki Hananomoto, Minori Terada, Shin Kishida.

Tickets: $14/$11 seniors & students/$5 members

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