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Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director

ある映画監督の生涯 溝口健二の記録 | Aru eiga-kantoku no shōgai

Directed by Kaneto Shindô
Japan, 1975


Documentary (shot over two years) recounts the master’s life and career across some 36 interviews with actors, producers and crew members from his films. It describes the trajectory of Mizoguchi’s long career clearly and accurately, providing a lot of anecdotal testimony about his aims and methods.

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Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director Directed by Kaneto Shindô

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1976 | 2 wins including: Best Film

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