August 2022 Cinema Podcast

This month Mark discusses The Films of Kinuyo Tanaka a season coming to Watershed in August with Dr Rayna Denison, professor of film at Bristol University and leading expert in Japanese cinema.

Following the UK Premiere of Forever A Woman as part of Cinema Rediscovered 2022, Watershed will be screening new 4K restorations of Tanaka's films. After navigating a studio system of the 1950s that actively discouraged female directors, Tanaka made six ground-breaking features over the course of a decade, dismissing the passivity assigned to most female protagonists of the era and creating a small, radical oeuvre of progressive heroines.

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Posted on Fri 29 July.