Apart from You
|Apart From You|
|Directed by||Mikio Naruse|
|Written by||Mikio Naruse|
|Distributed by||Shochiku Company|
The film follows an aging geisha whose teenaged son is ashamed of her profession, and their relationship with a young colleague of hers.
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."