The eternal breasts
Image: (C)1955 Nikkatsu Corporation
The Eternal Breasts (Chibusa yo eien nare), Kinuyo Tanaka, Japan, 1955, 110'
Fumiko, mother of two children and wife of an unfaithful man who shows a low self esteem, shares her family life with her asleep vocation as a poetess. The beginning of her successful literary career coincides with her divorce and the development of a serious illness: a breast cancer, which leads her to lose her breasts. In the last stage of her life she meets a young journalist arrived from Tokyo, an admirer of her work, who want to write a story on her life. Both live a secret love history.