Sound of the Mountain

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Sound of the Mountain

(Yama no oto)

by Naruse Mikio




Director: Naruse Mikio

Script: Mizuki Yôko after Kawabata Yasunari's novel

Cinematographer: Tamai Masao

Editing: Ooi Eiji

Art Setting: Shuko Satoru

Sound: Shimonaga Hisashi

Music: Saito Ishiro

Cast: Hara Setsuko, Yamamura So, Uehara Ken, Nagaoka Teruko, Nakakita Chieko, Sugi Yoko, Sumi Rieko

Production: Toho

Les Acacias
63, rue de Ponthieu
75008 Paris
01 56 69 29 30

Year: 1954

Screening: 2019

DCP, Color, 96 min, 
O.V. Japanese with French Subtitles

Singo, an old businessman, feels deep affection for his daughter-inlaw, Kikuko, who devotes herself to her husband and her in-laws. The young couple is childless and their relationship unstable. The day the young woman discovers she is pregnant, she decides not to give birth, questioning the future of her marriage.
We understand that Naruse is a great film director in that he succeeds in suggesting, uniquely through pictures and sounds, the pain felt by his characters. In each of his films, this director conducts the modulations of that invisible life which, when filmed, constitutes material that is hard to deal with.” Nicolas Debarle - Eastasia
One of Naruse’s favourite films. He himself proposed to Toho to adapt Kawabata’s novel which he found fascinating.


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