The Makioka Sisters
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The Makioka Sisters


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Kon Ichikawa
Year: 1983
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Drama
Cast: Juzo Itami, Keiko Kishi, Koji Ishizaka, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Yoshiko Sakuma, Yuko Kotegawa
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 14-Jun-11
Runtime (minutes):


This lyrical adaptation of the beloved novel by Junichiro Tanizaki was a late-career triumph for director Kon Ichikawa. Structured around the changing of the seasons, The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki) follows the lives of four siblings who have taken on their family’s kimono manufacturing business, in the years leading up to the Pacific War. The two oldest have been married for some time, but according to tradition, the rebellious youngest sister cannot wed until the third, conservative and terribly shy, finds a husband. This graceful study of a family at a turning point in history is a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs, shot in rich, vivid colors.

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Audie Bock

    New cover by Peter Mendelsund

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