[KineJapan] Furukawa Takumi

Jasper Sharp jasper_sharp at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 12 12:32:40 EDT 2018

That certainly is a ripe old age. I remember when writing something for the Arrow releases of Suzuki Seijun films looking at his date of birth and thinking he must have passed away with no one noticing (as happened with the British director Cyril Frankel last year).

It is a shame so little of his work is known beyond Taiyo no kisetsu, and that is a film too which is better known than it is widely seen.

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"An out-of-left-field nerdy delight", John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter<https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/creeping-garden-fantasia-review-724416>.
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From: KineJapan <kinejapan-bounces at mailman.yale.edu> on behalf of Gerow Aaron <aaron.gerow at yale.edu>
Sent: 12 October 2018 02:35:20
To: Japanese Cinema Discussion Forum
Subject: [KineJapan] Furukawa Takumi

News reports say that the film director Furukawa Takumi passed away on October 4th at age 101. He is most known for directing Taiyo no kisetsu / Season of the Sun (1956), the first "sun tribe" film. He also worked a lot on television.


Aaron Gerow
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