• 1928
  • Japan
  • 74 min
  • Directed by: Teinosuke Kinugasa
  • Written by: Teinosuke Kinugasa
  • Cast: Akiko Chihaya, Junosuke Bando, Yukiko Ogawa

One of the first Japanese films ever shown in the West follows the dreamlike story of a young woman and her brother, who has an ultimately tragic obsession with a geisha.

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Gloria Swanson and Baby Peggy to feature in Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

27 Feb 2013

The silent film stars are part of a programme that includes music from Minima and The Dodge Brothers

Gloria Swanson is for many people the epitome of the silent film star. She is remembered not just for her many roles in early cinema (Male and Female, Why Change Your Wife) but also as ageing silent screen actress Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s sublime…

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