Osaka Elegy

Osaka Elegy ★★★★

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Cynical, internalized melodrama constructed around spaces of carnivorous particularity and politeness. Society is a single-track routine fueled by misogyny. As such, its liberation is eager and transformative. I feel like I need to take three more years of study to even remotely discuss the ramifications and cultural context of this; however, Mizoguchi's mastery of the form is evident in every frame and movement.

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