Film Screening: The Makioka Sisters

Apr, 03 2019 | 2:00 PM

Film Screening: The Makioka Sisters

Freer Gallery of Art

Address: 1050 Independence Ave SW
City: Washington, DC
Zip: 20560
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A Japanese Classic Film screening of The Makioka Sisters, Kon Ichikawa’s lyrical adaptation from 1983 of the beloved novel by Junichiro Tanizaki, following four siblings as they run their family’s kimono manufacturing business in the years before the Pacific War. The two oldest have been married for some time, but according to tradition, the rebellious youngest sister cannot wed until the third, conservative and terribly shy, finds a husband. This graceful study of a family at a turning point in history is a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs, shot in rich, vivid colors.