The Moon Has Risen

(Tsuki wa noborinu)

4K Digital Restoration

  • Introduction

    Lili Hinstin, an artistic director and programmer, helmed Entrevues Belfort International Film Festival from 2013 to 2018 and the Locarno Film Festival from 2018 to 2020. She is vice president of the First and Second Feature Committee of Aide aux cinémas du monde and serves on the Organization and Selection Committees of the new film festival of Villa Medici in Rome.


Chishu Ryu, Shuji Sano, Yōko Sugi, Mie Kitahara,

Although this film was cowritten and gifted to Tanaka by Yasujiro Ozu, the sophomore director nonetheless made it her own. Set in picturesque Nara, the comedy revolves around three eligible daughters of a widower. When a childhood acquaintance arrives in town to set up a telecommunications hub—long-distance communications and coded telegrams are central to the plot—the youngest daughter (Mie Kitahara) begins a relentless matchmaking campaign to bring him together with her sister. Tanaka plays the housekeeper, who, in an amusing scene, is coached on her acting when called upon to impersonate the sister on the telephone.

Kate MacKay
  • Yasujiro Ozu
  • Ryosuke Saito
  • Shigeyoshi Mine
  • Japanese
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 102 mins
  • Janus Films