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“Japanese Divas” film series at Berkeley’s PFA

For those of you who love Japanese film, there is a very exciting series coming up at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archives: “Japanese Divas.”

The series is extensive: 22 films featuring some of the greatest Japanese actresses of all time, including Kinuyo Tanaka, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, Hideko Takamine, and Machiko Kyo. There are a lot of heavy-hitter classics, along with some lesser-known films that look very interesting, including a movie called Immortal Love starring Takamine and my favorite, Nakadai Tatsuya, that apparently takes place in Aso, Kumamoto, where I lived on JET!

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