Open-air cinema 2017. Gandules: Street of Shame

Film, Drama Free
El carrer de la vergonya

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.