Kenji Mizoguchi. Japan, 1956. Original language, subtitles in English and Catalan. 85'.
Five months before his death, Kenji Mizoguchi saw the premiere of his last film, 'Street of Shame', a brave and empathetic approach to the world of prostitution that shuns paternalisms. Whether it's to earn money to support their kids or families or whether it's a way of life, the prostitutes at the Dreamland brothel deal with their profession as best they can. Mizoguchi sketches a portrait that gives voice to the sex workers and takes their point of view into account, so that this portrait goes beyond treating them as mere sex objects.