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Years active  1960-2004
Education  University of Tokyo
Spouse  Mariko Okada (m. 1964)

Role  Film director
Name  Yoshishige Yoshida
Books  Ozu's Anti-Cinema
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Born  16 February 1933 (age 82) (1933-02-16) Fukui, Japan
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Nominations  Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year, Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year
Movies  An Affair at Akitsu Spa, Heroic Purgatory, Coup d'Etat, Eros + Massacre, Women in the Mirror
Similar People  Mariko Okada, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Rentaro Mikuni, Shiguehiko Hasumi, Eri Ishida

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Yoshishige Yoshida (吉田 喜重, Yoshida Yoshishige, born 16 February 1933), also known as Kijū Yoshida, is a Japanese film director and screenwriter.


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Graduating from Tokyo University, Yoshida entered the Shōchiku studio in 1955 and debuted as a director in 1960 with Rokudenashi. He was a central member of what came to be called the "Shōchiku Nouvelle Vague" along with Nagisa Oshima and Masahiro Shinoda, and his works have been studied under the larger rubric of the Japanese New Wave. Like many of his New Wave cohorts, he felt restricted under the studio system and left Shōchiku in 1964 to start his own production company where he directed such films as Eros + Massacre.

He has directed more than 20 films between 1960 and 2004. His film A Promise was screened in the Un Certain Regard section the 1986 Cannes Film Festival. Two years later his film Wuthering Heights would compete for the Golden Palm at the 1988 Festival. He returned with Women in the Mirror, his first feature film in 14 years, in 2002.

He has also written a number of philosophical books about his work and the cinema, including an award-winning study of Yasujirō Ozu.

He is married to actress Mariko Okada, who has starred in some of his films.

Selected filmography

  • Rokudenashi (Bastard) (1960)
  • Bitter End of a Sweet Night (1961)
  • Akitsu Springs (1962)
  • Arashi wo yobu jû hachi-nin (literally Eighteen Who Cause a Storm and retitled 18 Roughs) (1963)
  • Escape from Japan (1964)
  • A Story Written on Water (1965)
  • Woman of the Lake (1966)
  • Affair in the snow (1968)
  • Farewell to the Summer Light (1968)
  • Eros + Massacre (1969)
  • Heroic Purgatory (1970)
  • Confessions Among Actresses (1971)
  • Coup d'État (1973)
  • A Promise (1986)
  • Wuthering Heights (1988)
  • Lumière and Company (1995)
  • Women in the Mirror (2002)
  • References

    Yoshishige Yoshida Wikipedia

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