Kenji Mizoguchi

Biography

Kenji Mizoguchi (May 16, 1898 – August 24, 1956) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. His film Ugetsu (1953) won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and appeared in the Sight & Sound Critics' Top Ten Poll in 1962 and 1972. Mizoguchi is renowned for his mastery of the long take...

26 titles Directing Writing

8.0

Street of Shame 赤線地帯

1956 · Director

7.4

Princess Yang Kwei Fei 楊貴妃

1955 · Director

7.5

Taira Clan Saga 新平家物語

1955 · Director

8.1

The Crucified Lovers 近松物語

1954 · Director

8.4

Sansho the Bailiff 山椒大夫

1954 · Director

7.7

The Woman in the Rumor 噂の女

1954 · Director

7.7

A Geisha 祇園囃子

1953 · Director

8.2

Ugetsu 雨月物語

1953 · Director

8.2

The Life of Oharu 西鶴一代女

1952 · Director

7.5

The Lady of Musashino 武蔵野夫人

1951 · Director

7.7

Miss Oyu Oyū-sama

1951 · Director

7.3

Portrait of Madame Yuki Yuki fujin ezu

1950 · Director

7.6

Flame of My Love わが恋は燃えぬ

1949 · Director

7.3

Women of the Night 夜の女たち

1948 · Director

7.1

The Love of the Actress Sumako 女優須磨子の恋

1947 · Director

6.9

Victory of Women 女性の勝利

1946 · Director

7.3

Utamaro and His Five Women Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna

1946 · Director

6.1

Victory Song 必勝歌

1945 · Director

6.8

The Sword Meitô bijomaru

1945 · Director

7.5

The 47 Ronin 元禄 忠臣蔵

1941 · Director

7.9

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum 残菊物語

1939 · Director

Ah, My Home Town Aa kokyo

1938 · Director

6.9

The Straits of Love and Hate 愛怨峡

1937 · Director

7.7

Sisters of the Gion 祇園の姉妹

1936 · Director

7.4

Osaka Elegy 浪花悲歌

1936 · Director

6.7

The Poppy 虞美人草

1935 · Director

7.3

The Downfall of Osen Orizuru Osen

1935 · Director

6.0

Miss Okichi Ojô Okichi

1935 · Director

6.8

Oyuki the Virgin Maria no Oyuki

1935 · Director

7.7

The Feast of Gion Gion matsuri

1933 · Director

7.5

The Water Magician Taki no shiraito

1933 · Director

And Yet They Go On Shikamo karera wa yuku

1931 · Director

5.8

Home Town ふるさと

1930 · Director

6.2

Mistress of a Foreigner 唐人お吉

1930 · Director

Metropolitan Symphony Tokai kokyogaku

1929 · Director

6.3

A Paper Doll's Whisper of Spring Kaminingyo haru no sasayaki

1926 · Director

7.4

The Passion of a Woman Teacher Kyôren no onna shishô

1926 · Director

Smiling Earth Daichi wa hohoemu Daiippen

1925 · Director

Ai ni yomigaeru hi

1923 · Director

8.0

Foggy Harbour Kiri no minato

1923 · Director

4 titles Directing Writing

7.2

An Osaka Story Ôsaka monogatari

1957 · Story

8.2

The Life of Oharu 西鶴一代女

1952 · Writer

6.9

The Straits of Love and Hate 愛怨峡

1937 · Writer

7.7

Sisters of the Gion 祇園の姉妹

1936 · Writer

7.4

Osaka Elegy 浪花悲歌

1936 · Story

7.7

The Feast of Gion Gion matsuri

1933 · Writer