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The Ballad of Narayama(楢山節考)

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Japan · 1958
1h 38m
Director Keisuke Kinoshita
Starring Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yūko Mochizuki, Seiji Miyaguchi
Genre Drama

In Kabuki style, the film tells the story of a remote mountain village where there’s a socially-enforced policy in which relatives carry 70-year-old family members up Narayama mountain to die. Granny Orin is approaching 70, content to embrace her fate, but her widowed son cannot bear losing his mother.

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