It's no secret that we here at Lost in Criterion like anti-war films, and there were quite a lot of great anti-war films coming out of Japan after World War II. While much of horror in the ending of the war can be fairly placed at the feet of the United State, Japanese filmmakers rightly explore the Japanese cultural ideals that led to the war in the first place. Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu is haunting, and not just because it's a ghost story.
We talk about personal and societal regret as we discuss Ugetsu in this week's Lost in Criterion. Listen to it on LostInCriterion.com or iTunes! While you're at it, maybe like us on Facebook? Or consider supporting us through Patreon. We'd appreciate it.