FUEFUKIGAWA (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1960)

“How pitiful is the end of man.” Curiously flat, dull and declamatory, The River Fuefuki, writer-director Keisuke Kinoshita’s adaptation of Shichiro Fukazawa’s novel, chronicles a succession of generations of one poor farming family and their relation and reactions to war. Some participate; some attempt to hold back their young from participating. The series of battles […]