Apart from You
|Apart From You|
|Directed by||Mikio Naruse|
|Written by||Mikio Naruse|
|Distributed by||Shochiku Company|
|Running time||61 minutes|
The film follows an aging geisha whose teenaged son is ashamed of her profession, and their relationship with a young colleague of hers.
A young colleague of Kikue's, Terugiku (Sumiko Mizukubo), engages with Yoshio and tries to get him to be more understanding of his mother.
- Mitsuko Yoshikawa as Kikue
- Akio Isono as Yoshio
- Sumiko Mizukubo as Terugiku
- Reikichi Kawamura as Terugiku’s father
- Tatsuko Fuji as Terugiku’s mother
- Yoko Fujita as Terugiku’s sister
- Jun Arai as Kikue’s husband
- Choko Iida as Landlady of geisha house
Keith Uhlich of Slant Magazine gave the film two and a half out of four stars somparing its "superficial stylistic flourishes" to his previous film Not Blood Relations. Ulrich adds, "Yet it is nonetheless a much more focused and sustained work, bearing some evidence—via several beautifully visualized superimpositions—of the director's developing interest in character psychology."
- Apart from You at the Internet Movie Database
- Apart From You at Japan Movie Database
- Apart From You review by Michael Kerpan in Senses of Cinema, Issue 39 (5 May 2006)
- Apart From You review by Craig Keller at Cinemasparagus (10 September 2011)