Film: Ballad of Narayama

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Ballad of Narayama: (Narayama bushiko)

Director: Shohei Imamura
Distributor: Cinemagia

A century ago in a remote mountain village, it was the custom that when people reached 70 years of age, they were taken to Mount Narayama to die. The Ballad of Narayama is the story of one elderly woman’s preparation for her final journey. From the powerful use of imagery to the final thrilling climax, Shohei Imamura (Black Rain) delivers a triumphant and beautiful film as universal as the seasonal changes which bookend the story itself.

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