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Still: Memories of Matsuko

Memories of Matsuko (Kiraware Matsuko no Isshô)

29 May 2008

When Shou is asked to clean out his dead aunt's apartment, the audience is taken through the life of this woman, a tramp whose body was found in a park. Miki Nakatani puts on a brilliant award-winning performance as Matsuko through the ages, from angelic schoolteacher, through to her fall from grace, via prostitution, and her demise into her final tragic years. A collision of visually stunning hues and Bob Fosse-like musical set-pieces cover the 50s to the 80s of this Amelie-esque fairytale of a starry-eyed woman searching for her prince.

Dir Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan 2006, 130 mins, subtitles, Cert tbc.

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