Berlinale 2012 starts today and it has a huge selection of international films. This is a film blog focussing on Japanese films so I’ll detail what content in the various programmes is Japanese. There is a great selection of old and new here but the unearthing of director Yuzo Kawashima is the most interesting.
Bakumatsu Taiyoden – The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (1957) 110 mins.
Directed by Yuzo Kawashima and starring Yoko Minamida, Frankie Sakai and Sachiko Hidari
This comedy takes place in the politically turbulent end days of the Shogunate and involves a colourful cast of characters in a brothel. Shohei Imamura helped to write the screenplay.