<i>Mujo (This Transient Life)</i>. 1970. Japan. Directed by Akio Jissoji
  • This Transient Life

    1970. Japan. Akio Jissoji. 146 min.

Friday, January 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • This Transient Life

    1970. Japan. Directed by Akio Jissoji. Screenplay by Toshiro Ishido. With Kotobuki Hananomoto, Akiji Kobayashi, Eiji Okada. Jissoji’s feature debut was one of the Art Theater Guild’s biggest international hits, a sensuous and daring exploration of Buddhist spirituality and eroticism that also touched on the taboo of incest. The film’s controversial content, combined with the breathtaking, nearly gravity-defying camerawork, captivated audiences worldwide. In Japanese; English subtitles. 146 min.

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