Song of Home
Japan, 1925, 45 minutes
Song of Home Synopsis

Mizoguchi’s 30th film is the earliest surviving example of his work, and his only film of the 1920s to survive complete. Song of Home finds the director already concerning himself with the collision of traditional and modern values. The film is structured around the contrast of two country-bred boys: a coach driver who has never left his home, and a student who returns from Tokyo with city-slicker affectations and Western jazz records. Produced by the Ministry of Education, the film has a simplistic lesson-plan at its heart, but what lingers in the mind after viewing are its more ineffable qualities: The dulcet, lyric, evocation of a disappeared rural past.

Tell us what you think of Song of Home!
Your rating
Delete Review
Are you sure you want to delete this review?
Delete Reply
Are you sure you want to delete this reply?
Leave a review...
Delete Comment
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Delete Reply
Are you sure you want to delete this reply?

Comments

Leave a comment...