The retrospective will take place in the period 15-20 April in Minsk cinemas «Pobeda» and «Centralny». Organizers of this project are Center for Visual and Performing Arts «Art Corporation», Japanese Fund and Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Belarus. General partner is Japan Tobacco International company.
Keisuke Kinoshita (1912-1998) is considered to be the most lyrical director of the generation of «post-war geniuses». Thanks to his absolute humanism, the art of Kinoshita is still relevant even nowadays. Only in the last three years films of Keisuke Kinoshita were shown in the Cannes, Berlin and other international film festivals.
«Our company started to support projects which introduce Japanese culture to Belarusian audience in 2012 when in Minsk the retrospective of classic of Japanese film Shohei Imamura was shown. We are sure that movie screenings of such a bright director as Keisuke Kinoshita will discover one more side of Japanese cinema,» – said the director of Japan Tobacco International company Gennadij Brysnikov.
In the frames of Minsk retrospective of the Japanese film classic 8 dissimilar films will be shown. One of them is Twenty-four Eyes (1954) which is considered the best Japan antiwar production and collected a number of awards, including Golden Globe Award for the best foreign film. One will also have an opportunity to watch Golden Globe nominee Woman (1948) and Oscar nominee Immortal Love (1961).
The program also includes one of the best Japanese comedies Carmen Comes Home (1951). Amazing film-experiments The River Fuefuki (1960) and The Ballad of Narayama (1958) will impress even the most sophisticated audience.
In addition to fiction movies biographical drama of Keiichi Hara Dawn of a Filmmaker: the Keisuke Kinoshita Story (2013) will present unknown pages of life of the Japanese film classic.