Nippon Retro²

² Nippon Retro

Kinuyo TANAKA – Shining Star On Both Sides Of The Camera

August & Autumn 2021
at DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

After the Nippon Connection Online Film Festival in June 2021, we will catch up with the NIPPON RETRO section in two parts starting in August in the cinema. This year's retrospective is dedicated to Kinuyo TANAKA (1909-1977), one of the greatest acting stars of the classic Japanese studio era, who starred in over 250 films. Her acting roles earned her numerous awards, and since 1985, a chosen actress receives the Kinuyo Tanaka Award for lifetime achievements at the Mainichi Film Awards every year. However, TANAKA was not only successful in front of the camera, but also behind it. She was the second female director in Japanese film history (after Tazuko SAKANE) – and the first successful one. With her debut feature LOVE LETTERS (1953), she was already invited to compete at the Cannes Film Festival. In her films, she addressed the role of women in Japanese society and put a spotlight on female protagonists and female narrative perspectives. Our retrospective highlights both sides of her extensive career. Firstly, in August, seven films showcasing her acting prowess, directed by such prolific filmmakers as Yasujiro OZU, Keisuke KINOSHITA, Mikio NARUSE or Kenji MIZOGUCHI, will be screened, among them SANDAKAN NO. 8 (1974), which earned her numerous awards, including the Silver Bear of the Berlinale. Then in fall the second leg of the retrospective will offer the rare opportunity to see four of TANAKA’s own directorial works (dates to be announced soon). The films of our NIPPON RETRO section will be presented from 16mm and 35mm prints provided by the archive of the Japan Foundation Tokyo. 

In cooperation with Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation) and DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum.

Venue: DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Entrance fee: normal 8,00 € / reduced 6,00 €

Tickets: DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum or online: dff.film/kino/kinoprogramm/aktuelles-kinoprogramm

 

The Films Of The Nippon Retro


August 3, 2021, 18:00
Ornamental Hairpin by Hiroshi SHIMIZU

August 4, 2021, 18:00
A Hen In The Wind by Yasujiro OZU

August 7, 2021, 18:00
Lady Oyu by Kenji MIZOGUCHI

August 10, 18:00
Equinox Flower by Yasujiro OZU

August 11 & August 14, 2021, 18:00
Ballad Of Narayama by Keisuke KINOSHITA

August 17, 2021, 18:00
A Wanderer's Notebook by Mikio NARUSE

August 21, 2021, 18:00
Sandakan No. 8 by Kei KUMAI

 

Atumn 2021
(tba)

Eternal Breasts by Kinuyo TANAKA

Girls Of Dark by Kinuyo TANAKA

Love Letters by Kinuyo TANAKA

The Wandering Princess by Kinuyo TANAKA

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