Showing: Kinuyo Tanaka  
Forever a Woman

Kinuyo Tanaka’s third film as a director tells the story of Fumiko Nakajo, an ill-fated female tanka poet whose life was brought to a premature end by breast cancer. S

Kinuyo Tanaka 1955
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Girls of the Night

With Girls of the Night, Tanaka reunited with screenwriter Sumie Tanaka to explore the reformation of prostitutes.

Kinuyo Tanaka Japan, 1961
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Love Letter

Released a year after the American occupation of Japan ended, Tanaka’s directorial debut explores the professional and personal conflicts of Reikichi (Masayuki Mori), a repatriated veteran who searches for his lost love (Yoshiko Kuga) while translating romantic letters from Japanese women to American GIs.

Kinuyo Tanaka Japan, 1953
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Love Under the Crucifix

A film about the tragic love of Ogin who is the daughter of a master of the Japanese tea ceremony (Sado), Sen no Rikyu and a Christian Samurai lord Takayama Ukon, based on a novel by Kon Toukou.

Kinuyo Tanaka Japan, 1962
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The Moon Has Risen

Devised by the Directors Guild of Japan, “The Moon Has Risen” is based on a screenplay jointly written by Yasujiro Ozu and Ryosuke Saito, and is Kinuyo Tanaka’s second feature film as a director.

Kinuyo Tanaka 1955
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The Wandering Princess

Tanaka’s first film in both color and Cinemascope is an epic about a woman caught in the torrents of history. B

Kinuyo Tanaka Japan, 1960
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