Films of Kinuyo Tanaka – Forever a Woman (乳房よ永遠なれ) [In-Person Only]

This event took place on Jul 20, 2022

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

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Kinuyo Tanaka
1h 50m


(Kinuyo Tanaka, Japan, 1955, 110 min, in Japanese with English subtitles)

Kinuyo Tanaka’s third film as a director tells the story of Fumiko Nakajo, an ill-fated female tanka poet whose life was brought to a premature end by breast cancer. Set on the plains of Hokkaido, it features a fully-committed performance from star Yumeji Tsukioka, whose character deals with the pain of being separated from her son, then suddenly finds herself forced to confront her mortality, yet still invests herself wholeheartedly in one last love affair.

The supporting cast includes Masayuki Mori, one of the most revered actors of Japanese cinema’s golden age, as well as Ryoji Hayama in his first film role, Yoko Sugi, and Shiro Osaka. The screenplay was penned by Sumie Tanaka, further consolidating the “films for women, by women” outlook that Kinuyo Tanaka strived to advance.

Synopsis and stills courtesy of Janus Films.

About this series:

Janus Films’ new collection of 4K restorations of Kinuyo Tanaka’s passionate, sensitive work as a director comes to Seattle, presented as a split series between Northwest Film Forum and The Beacon Cinema.


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