17/11 – 3/12/2023 @K11 Art House
Tanaka Kinuyo (1909-1977), the most important actress in the history of Japanese cinema, not only starred in Shimizu Hiroshi, Gosho Heinosuke, Ozu Yasujiro, Kinoshita Keisuke, Mizoguchi Kenji and other classics of many masters, she also directed Love Letter in 1953 to launch her career as a director. She then successively filmed The Moon Has Risen (1955), Forever a Woman (1955), The Wandering Princess (1960), Girls of Dark (1961), and Love under the Crucifix (1962).
In recent years, her directorial works have been digitally restored and re-released around the world and attracted great attention. Her unique and sensitive portrayal of women is truly amazing. This programme will screen a total of six films directed by her. Academics and film critics are invited to give a talk to have in-depth discussions on Tanaka’s artistic world as a pioneer female director.