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Kinuyo Tanaka Retrospective

Our Kinuyo Tanaka Retrospective, co-presented with Janus Films, takes place March 18 - 27 and features brand new 4K restorations of Tanaka's directorial work and 35mm screenings of her favorite collaborations as an actor. Rediscover the groundbreaking auteur and get tickets here.

As an actress in over 250 films, Kinuyo Tanaka (1909-1977) was one of the most celebrated and wildly popular artists of her time, regularly collaborating with consummate masters like Yasujirō Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi (15 films, including Ugetsu), and Mikio Naruse (whose 1952 film, Mother, introduced her to an international audience). In 1953, Tanaka boldly turned to directing her own features in an industry deprived of female filmmakers and amid outcries from her mentors (particularly Mizoguchi). Nevertheless, she fulfilled…

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  • Love Letter
  • The Moon Has Risen
  • The Eternal Breasts
  • The Wandering Princess
  • Girls of the Night
  • Love Under the Crucifix
  • Okoto and Sasuke
  • Army
  • A Hen in the Wind
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Mother
  • Sandakan No. 8