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Films By Kaneto Shindo

The film describes the life of Hokusai, the famous woodblock print artist well known for his "36 Views of Mt Fuji", who lived during the latter half of the Edo period of Japan Among all his woodblock prints, his artistic talent is most evident in his pornographic prints He called himself "picture ... Read more
Two women, raped and killed by barbarian samurai, have become vampires. They lure samurai into a country hut with promises of love and then, in vengeance against all samurai, tear their throats open. The son of one and husband of the other has become a famous samurai, and has been appointed to ... Read more
Kaneto Shindo has been represented at previous Melbourne Film Festivals by such diverse works as The Island and Kuroneko and his latest film again veers off into a new area, the high-powered domestic melodrama. ... His film opens violently with a son drunkenly rolling through a home until the ... Read more
On the tiny arid island in the Sea of Seto, a family of four—a man and his wife and their two small children, Taro and Jiro — are the sole inhabitants. The land is hard and unyielding yet they cultivate it from shore to hilltop, harvesting wheat in the spring, sweet potatoes in the ... Read more
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