Based on a legendary Japanese folk tale, director Keisuke Kinoshita's haunting film uses stylistic flourishes from the Kabuki tradition to tell the story of a mountain village where elders must be sacrificed at age 70 due to the scarcity of food. As Orin (Kinuyo Tanaka) prepares to meet her fate, she works to ensure the happiness of her son (Teiji Takahashi). With Yûko Mochizuki, Danko Ichikawa. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Japanese; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailers. In Japanese with English subtitles.