Women Are Born Twice

© 1961 Kadokawa Pictures
  • 女は二度生まれる
    Onna wa nido umareru
  • Japan 1961, 16mm, 99 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Yuzo KAWASHIMA
  • Script: Toshiro IDE & Yuzo KAWASHIMA based on a novel by Tsuneo TOMITA
  • Production: Daiei
  • Camera: Hiroshi MURAI
  • World sales: Kadokawa
  • Film copy: Japan Foundation
  • Cast: Ayako WAKAO, So YAMAMURA, Frankie SAKAI, Jun FUJIMAKI
  • With an introduction by Luk van Haute

Beautiful geisha Koen leads a life supported by rich patrons, but she can’t find happiness. So she tries to find a new path in life as the lover of an elder architect. Ayako WAKAO plays an attractive, courageous woman struggling against great odds. Director Yuzo KAWASHIMA lets his leading actress shine and work her charm in ever-changing costumes. With its realistic perspective on life, the film is considered to be one of his masterpieces.

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