Kenji Mizoguchi biography

Kenji Mizoguchi

Film director

1898 – 1956

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Who was Kenji Mizoguchi?

Kenji Mizoguchi was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. His film Ugetsu won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and appeared in the Sight & Sound Critics' Top Ten Poll in 1962 and 1972. Mizoguchi is renowned for his mastery of the long take and mise-en-scène. According to writer Mark Le Fanu, "His films have an extraordinary force and purity. They shake and move the viewer by the power, refinement and compassion with which they confront human suffering."

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Born
May 16, 1898
Hongō
Also known as
  • Goteken
  • Mizoguchi Kenji
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Nationality
  • Japan
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Died
Aug 24, 1956
Kyoto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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