Sunday, June 3, 2012

Kaneto Shindo, 1912-2012


For me, Kaneto Shindo will always be synonymous with global / digital cinephilia. His works were among the very first 'discoveries' I made with my region-free DVD player, specifically the Masters of Cinema releases of The Naked Island, Onibaba, and Kuroneko, years before Criterion made them available in the U.S. I've been sitting on copies of Children of Hiroshima and Edo Porn for some time, and I cannot think of a more appropriate way to pay tribute to a filmmaker then by giving myself over to their work.

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