Apart from You

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Apart From You
Directed byMikio Naruse
Written byMikio Naruse
StarringMitsuko Yoshikawa
Akio Isono
Sumiko Mizukubo
CinematographySuketaro Inokai
Distributed byShochiku Company
Release date
  • April 1, 1933 (1933-04-01) (Japan)
Running time
61 minutes

Apart From You (君と別れて, Kimi to wakarete) is a 1933 Japanese drama film written and directed by Mikio Naruse.

The film follows an aging geisha whose teenaged son is ashamed of her profession, and their relationship with a young colleague of hers.


Kikue (Mitsuko Yoshikawa) is an aging geisha. Her teenage son, Yoshio (Akio Isono), is ashamed of her profession and engages in truancy and juvenile delinquency.

A young colleague of Kikue's, Terugiku (Sumiko Mizukubo), engages with Yoshio and tries to get him to be more understanding of his mother.



Keith Uhlich of Slant Magazine gave the film two and a half out of four stars comparing its "superficial stylistic flourishes" to Naruse's previous film No Blood Relation. 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."[1]


Home video[edit]

In 2011, Apart From You was released on a five-film DVD set by The Criterion Collection's Eclipse label. Titled "Silent Naruse", it collected five silent films made between 1931 and 1934.[2]


  1. ^ Keith Uhlich (30 November 2005). "Apart from You". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  2. ^ Dave Kehr (18 March 2011). "A Master's Baby Steps". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 November 2012.

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