• Masahiro Shinoda on THE HUMAN CONDITION

    In this video appreciation, created in 2009, we present filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda’s observations on THE HUMAN CONDITION and director Masaki Kobayashi.

  • Masahiro Shinoda on PALE FLOWER

    In the following interview, recorded in 2010, writer-director Masahiro Shinoda discusses the production of PALE FLOWER.

  • Masahiro Shinoda on SAMURAI SPY

    In this video interview with Masahiro Shinoda, recorded in Tokyo in 2005, the director discusses his beginnings in filmmaking, the influence of such directors as Yasujiro Ozu and Kenji Mizoguchi on his work, and the style he used in SAMURAI SPY.

  • Masahiro Shinoda on UGETSU

    The director of such classics as PALE FLOWER (1964), SAMURAI SPY (1965), and DOUBLE SUICIDE (1969), Masahiro Shinoda considers Kenji Mizoguchi’s UGETSU one of cinema’s crowning achievements. This interview with Shinoda took place in Tokyo in May 2005.

  • Masaki Kobayashi and Masahiro Shinoda on KWAIDAN

    This conversation between director Masaki Kobayashi and filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda about the making of KWAIDAN was shot in 1993 for the Directors Guild of Japan.

  • Sapporo Winter Olympics
    100 Years of Olympic Films:...

    Sapporo Winter Olympics

    100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012 - 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1972 • Japan

    Masahiro Shinoda's interest in sports and experience as an athlete, he was a long-distance runner, made him an ideal choice to direct the official film of the XI Olympic Winter Games Sapporo 1972. His work is marked by its gravitas, and this can be fel...

  • Youth in Fury
    Voices of Protest - Voices ...

    Youth in Fury

    Voices of Protest - Voices of Protest

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1960 • Japan

    An alienated young man flirts with extremism during a major student protest. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • Moonlight Serenade

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1997 • Japan

    After the 1995 Kobe earthquake, a writer remembers travelling with his family to bury his brother after World War II. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • With Beauty and Sorrow

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1965 • Japan

    When the man who seduced the famous painter Otoko as a teenager--and then wrote a bestselling novel about it--reappears in her life, her pupil--and lesbian lover--hatches a plot to destroy the man and his family.

  • Gonza the Spearman

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1986 • Japan

    A lancer falls into disgrace when his social ambitions lead him to become engaged to two different women. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • A Flame at the Pier

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1962 • Japan

    A young dockworker who owes his life to his boss becomes embroiled in union activity. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • Love New and Old

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1961 • Japan

    A woman brings her injured daughter to the hospital, only to realize that the doctor is the estranged father of her child. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • Killers on Parade

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1961 • Japan

    A team of hired killers target a young journalist--and only another killer can save her! Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • Our Marriage

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1961 • Japan

    When two sisters fall in love with the same man, one must decide to look elsewhere. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • One-Way Ticket to Love

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1960 • Japan

    Masahiro Shinoda's debut film portrays the romantic lives of a group of young night club entertainers.

  • The Petrified Forest

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1973 • Japan

    The Petrified Forest, based on a best-selling novel by Shintaro Ishihara, follows a young med student's relationships with two women: a dangerous affair with a childhood friend and his mother's struggle to rebuild their estranged relationship. Masahiro...

  • Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1975 • Japan

    A mountain man beheads his many wives to prove his love to an alluring woman he meets in an enchanted forest. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • Silence
    Cinematography by Kazuo Miy...


    Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa - Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1971 • Japan
    Starring David Lampson, Don Kenny, Tetsuro Tanba

    Two Portuguese priests go to Japan to help Christian sects, driven underground by a ruthless magistracy, to regain a foothold. Quickly drawn into a mire of persecution, the missionaries learn the fat...

  • Ballad of Orin

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1977 • Japan

    A blind travelling musician is abused and oppressed wherever she goes, even as the modern world imposes change around her. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.

  • Himiko

    Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1974 • Japan

    The myth of the Sun Goddess who founded Japanese society is seen through the lens of a modern view of history. Directed by Masahiro Shinoda.