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.
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.
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.
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...