Mizoguchi’s statement is even more clear than Petri’s and he works within a beautiful, heartbreaking portrait of women during the Meiji era. Eiko Hirayama leaves Okayama for Tokyo, where she helps the fledgling Liberal Party and falls in love with its leader Kentaro Omoi, just as the party is being disbanded by the government.

The sequences with Chiyo are violent on a level that approaches cartoony with images of women bound and being abused. In some ways, this could work as a warm-up to the endurance test of misfortunes that is Life of Oharu. Within all of this, it’s probably worth noting that Mizoguchi is at his very best here as a visual artist.

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Waga koi wa moenu / My Love Has Been Burning (1949) 16 06 2013 I always hesitate to compare movies when I’ve seen them so recently if only because I feel like I might be fighting an impulse to connect each new cinematic experience with the one that is the freshest in my mind. ( Log Out /  The woman and her lover are falsely imprisoned for arson but eventually pardoned and together they again take up the cause.

Fittingly, my biggest beef with the claim that Mizoguchi was the first “feminist director” was (aside from his own personal life) that he presents the stories of women as tragedies, one in a lifetime martyrs that felt more in place in the opera than in reality. Like that film, Mizoguchi’s muse, Kinuyo Tanaka is constantly placing her trust in men, but then realizing that she shouldn’t have trusted them in the first place. It works for those films, but there’s an energy that bursts from the tracking shots (the riot one, in particular) that is not only impressive, but perfectly underscores the chaotic political nature of the film. This doesn’t go to plan, and it turns out Hayase was conspiring against the Liberal Party, who he left with the intention of joining. « La classe operaia va in paradiso / The Working Class Goes to Heaven (1971) Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It could also be read that the film is ultimately about the difference between what we say we do and what we actually do, but I think this type of discourse is inherently related to Mizoguchi’s political message. She proposes the idea of her joining him but he ignores the idea, assuming that Hirayama will never get her parents’ permission and she’ll never disobey them. Chiyo’s much more violent oppression runs in parallel to Hirayama. В центре сюжета романтической драмы «Наша любовь не погаснет» — история девушки и ее борьбы за равенство японских женщин с мужчинами в конце девятнадцатого века. Then again, he’s made a work that still feels ahead of its time, ideologically.

I always hesitate to compare movies when I’ve seen them so recently if only because I feel like I might be fighting an impulse to connect each new cinematic experience with the one that is the freshest in my mind.

Almost a visual embodiment of her refusal to back down in the face of men. ( Log Out / 
Thanks, quite nice article.

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While Chiyo is indeed inflicted with more physical pain throughout the film, their struggles are united by the fact that they’re brought on by the same reason. Login to be first!

Login to create it. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. A woman's struggle for equality in Japan in the 1880s. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. This reading would also suggest ignoring some of the film’s most crucial scenes, particularly Hirayama escaping from her husband but it also works within Mizoguchi’s cinematic vocabulary. Título original: Waga koi wa moenu (My Love Burns). Click here to login or here to sign up.

However, Hirayama learns that her neighbor, Chiyo has been sold into slavery. I get the impression that the tone here serves a bigger purpose beyond the tragedy of Oharu.
Waga Koi wa Moenu (わが恋は燃えぬ, Flame of My Love) is a 1949 Japanese romance drama film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.The story revolves around one woman's fight for women's rights in 1880s Japan. To be fair, my common criticism of Mizoguchi is still applicable in this film.

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