|Temple of the Wild Geese|
Gan no tera
Director: Kawashima Yuzo
Cast: WAKAO Ayako, MISHIMA Masao, TAKAMI Kuniichi
Two young people, each misused by a tradition-bound society in a different way,
each seething inside. Ayako Wakao's Satoko is a mistress by trade, or fate: when
her master, the silkscreen artist of the Kohoan Temple in kyoto, dies, she is given
to the temple's lascivious head priest Kikuich. She is drawn to a melancholy youug
acolyte, Jinen, who has observed the actions of his cruel master and Satoko;s utter
dependence on a man.
Jinen is both fascinated and disturbed by Satoko's interest in him, he is similarly
caught between loathing of Kikuchi and of the dark circumstance of his birth and his
own moral weakness.
1962 BLK/WHT Anamorphic Widescreen 98 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.