Love behind the camera

Rob Schwartz gangamati at
Mon Sep 11 20:28:07 EDT 2006


That sounds like a great doc. I'll try to check it out. Shindo-san is really
amazing, still going strong at 94! We can safely say he is the grand old man
of Japanese film at this point.

Thanks for the heads up.

rob schwartz

On 9/12/06, Aaron Gerow <aaron.gerow at> wrote:
> If you thought that the current boom in romantic melodramas was
> restricted to fictions before the camera, then you might want to check
> out the Nippon TV drama tonight at 9pm: "The Story of the World's Most
> Loved Wife: Otowa Nobuko and Shindo Kaneto" (Sekaiichi no aisai
> monogatari). It is basically a dramatic retelling of the long
> relationship between the director Shindo Kaneto (Onibaba, The Island)
> and the actress Otowa Nobuko, which began while Shindo was still
> married and had to wait 27 years until they were finally married.
> Katahira Nagisa plays Otowa and Terawaki Yasufumi plays Shindo. The
> real Shindo is now 94 and still making films, while Otowa died in 1994
> of cancer after making Gogo no yuigonjo.
> Aaron Gerow
> KineJapan owner
> Assistant Professor
> Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
> Yale University
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