Ju Dou (1990)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5

Japan/China, 1990.  , China Film Release Import and Export Company, Tokuma Shoten, .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by , .  Produced by , , .  Music by , .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

is excellent as a beautiful young woman who is married to a handicapped, infertile owner of a rural dye mill. When she falls in love with her husband’s nephew, she conceives a child with him and raises it as her husband’s. This fantastic character drama is highlighted by stunning period detail and beautiful, lush photography.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes Film Festival:  In Competition


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