This documentary made me feel both depressed and happy. Cutie and the Boxer focuses on one of the art world's most eccentric couples, but the intimate look at marriage and sacrifice feels very universal. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially Cutie's sharp sense of humor.
Más que la biografía de un artista en decadencia, es también la contemplación a la difícil ruta de un artista de cualquier generación. Un oficio relativo no por su creador sino por su consumidor. Es además el nacimiento y preservación del artista. Por un lado Cutie descubriendo su lado creativo, y por otro Boxer no abandonando su línea creativa. Hay a pesar varios momentos planos en el documental. Le falta espíritu.
Incredible documentary concerning the artist Ushio Shinohara and his equally talented wife Noriko. Ushio has just turned 80 and is mounting a new show; one that he will share with his long suffering partner. What makes this film so special is its capture of marriage and the deep love between the two artists not shying away from the challenges, regrets and struggles that go into a long marriage..but the love shows.
Noriko is more compelling to me as an artist and person, but Ushio makes a great comment: "Art is a demon that drags you along. It's not something you can stop, even if you should. Your wife leaves, your kid runs away. You throw yourself away to be an artist." I especially loved the final scene, the sparring "match" between Cutie and her Boxer.