WriterMikio Naruse (screenplay) Release dateApril 1, 1933 (1933-04-01) (Japan) CastMitsuko Yoshikawa (Kikue), Akio Isono, Sumiko Mizukubo (Shôkiku), Reikichi Kawamura (Shôkiku's father), Ryuko Fuji (Shôkiku's mother), Yoko Fujita (Shôkiku's younger sister) Similar moviesA Son's First Step. A Mother's Second Chance., The First Day of the Rest of Your Life, The Tin Drum, Breathe In, This Christmas, Flirting with Forty
Kimi to wakarete 1933 a k a apart from you
Apart From You(君と別れて,Kimi to wakarete) is a 1933 Japanese drama film written and directed by Mikio Naruse.
The film follows an aging geisha whose teenaged son is ashamed of her profession, and their relationship with a young colleague of hers.
Apart from you 1933
Kikue (Mitsuko Yoshikawa) is an aging geisha. Her teenage son, Yoshio (Akio Isono), is ashamed of her profession and engages in truancy and juvenile delinquency.
A young colleague of Kikue's, Terugiku (Sumiko Mizukubo), engages with Yoshio and tries to get him to be more understanding of his mother.
Mitsuko Yoshikawa as Kikue
Akio Isono as Yoshio
Sumiko Mizukubo as Terugiku
Reikichi Kawamura as Terugiku’s father
Tatsuko Fuji as Terugiku’s mother
Yoko Fujita as Terugiku’s sister
Jun Arai as Kikue’s husband
Choko Iida as Landlady of geisha house
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."
In 2011, Apart From You was released on a five-film DVD set by The Criterion Collection's Eclipse label. Titled "Silent Naruse", it collected five silent films made between 1931 and 1934.