Woman in the Mist (Oboroyo no onna) (1936)

Heinosuke Gosho has a unique way of presenting in “Woman in the Mist” that a person should not be judged only by one action. His characters may on one hand be bad, sly, cowards, pusillanimous but on the other hand generous, kind, gracious, loving and forgiving. It is a film with a simple story which says a lot about the human soul.

My rating: 07/10

Muddy River (Doro no kawa) (1981)

The “Muddy River” of Kohei Oguri belongs to the class of realistic films that analyzes numerous aspects of the human life like a surgeon does with a patient. The memories of a war, the daily
struggle for a not so much rewarding life, the innocense of children, friendship, kindness and desperation in a film which is a masterpiece and should not be missed.

My rating : 09/10