WHEN MIZOGUCHI AND OZU'S FAVORITE ACTRESS BECOMES A DIRECTOR.
6UNPRECEDENTED WORKS & COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BLU-RAY & DVD BOXES!
Winner of the Best Box 2022 prize from the French Syndicate of Film Critics
"THESE SIX FILMS OF UNCOMMON SPLENDOR REVEAL A FIRST-RATE FILMMAKER." THE WORLD
A mythical actress from the golden age of Japanese cinema, immortalized on screen by Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu or Mikio Naruse, Kinuyo Tanaka made an impression by becoming the first post-war female filmmaker. This pioneer in her country made six films between 1953 and 1962, in which Kinuyo Tanaka touched on all genres, moving brilliantly from intimate melodrama to period fresco, from sentimental comedy to learning story. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™ in their 4K restoration, Letter of love , The moon has risen , Eternal motherhood , The Wandering Princess , The Night of women and Mademoiselle Ogin testify to genius and extreme audacity of their creator.
Available in 4 Blu-ray or 6 DVD boxes > Includes an 80-page booklet Rigid case containing 1 digipack 4 parts in Blu-ray and 3 parts in DVD New Unreleased 4K Restored Masters
THE 6 FILMS
BLU-RAY 1:LOVE LETTER (1953 – B&W – 98 min) • THE MOON HAS RISED (1955 – B&W – 103 min)
BLU-RAY 2:ETERNAL MATERNITY (1955 – B&W – 110 mins)
BLU-RAY 3:THE WANDERING PRINCESS (1960 – Colors – 102 mins) • WOMEN'S NIGHT (1961 – B&W – 93 mins)
BLU-RAY 4:MADEMOISELLE OGIN (1962 – Colors – 102 mins)
"KINUYO TANAKA, A WOMAN WE TALK ABOUT" (2022 – Colors and B&W – 52 mins) A film directed by Pascal-Alex Vincent Composed of numerous testimonies and archives, this unprecedented documentary shot in Japan highlights the extraordinary career of the actress-director and her singular ambition to impose a feminine point of view on cinema, reflecting her own vision of the world.
6 PREFACES Lili Hinstin, programmer at the Villa Medici festival, presents the work of filmmaker Kinuyo Tanaka.
6 FILMS SEEN BY… Yola Le Caïnec, researcher in film history, analyzes some key scenes from the 6 films of Kinuyo Tanaka.
NOTES ON"ETERNAL MOTHERHOOD" (11 mins) “Kinuyo Tanaka had the ambition to make a film representative of her career with Eternal Motherhood . I think it's the one that shows his personal desires the most. By Ayako Saito, researcher and professor at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo.
4 ORIGINAL TRAILERS KINUYO TANAKA RETROSPECTIVE TRAILER
4 BD • HIGH DEFINITION MASTERS • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles Formats 1.37, 2.35 and 2.39 respected • Black & White and Colors • Total Film Length: 608 mins
6 DVDs • NEW MASTERS RESTORED • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 1.33, 2.35 and 2.39 respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3• Black & White and Colors • Total Film Length: 584 mins