In 1936 Chiba Sachiko had her third starring role in a Naruse picture, in which he returns to the milieu of the shoshimin-eiga. In Morning’s Tree-Lined Street, she plays a young woman, Chiyo, who travels from her hometown, or furusato, to Tokyo to find work. As suggested by the title, this film takes up the theme of the city, beginning with a series of traveling shots from Chiyo’s point o view on a bus leaving the countryside and entering the metropolitan cityscape. After some fruitless job hunting in downtown Tokyo, Chiyo accepts a job as a bar hostess in Shiba ward. Well away from glamorous Asakusa and Ginza, this is a neighborhood bar where the women are dirt poor, each having only one kimono to their name. Contrary to the title, there are few trees to be seen, although a small stream crossed by a little bridge gives the setting some character. The film contains a surprising number of exterior scenes, including shots of canyonlike downtown streets strangely empty of traffic.
Also Known As (AKA): Une avenue au matin
File Name : Mornings Tree_Lined Street 1936.avi
File Size : 2021.51 MB
Resolution : 666×512
Duration : 00:59:43
Subs: English (srt)