04Jan22: “The Ballad of Narayama”…

Andy stopped by to watch the film.

For a moment, he was interested.

“What? What? What?”

This one is just too Japanese for my kitty boy.

But not Doug. The spare koto solo, the Kabuki-influenced presentation, the beautiful cinematography (a very Japanese aesthetic…), the compelling despair of the story – Andy’s missing a chance to see a classic Japanese film of some import.

They all can’t be about Godzilla, buster!

It was frightening enough to learn a new Japanese term: obasute. Maybe it’s just because I’m older than 70! 

Ubasute – Wikipedia

The Ballad of Narayama (1958 film) – Wikipedia