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Hiroshi Shimizu
Born 28 March 1903(1903-03-28)
Shizuoka, Japan
Died 23 June 1966 (aged 63)
Kyoto, Japan
Other name(s) Takahiko Minamoto, Umihiko Yuhara
Occupation film director, screenwriter, editor
Years active 1924 - 1959

Hiroshi Shimizu (清水 Shimizu Hiroshi ?, March 28, 1903 – June 23, 1966) was a Japanese film director, known for his silent films with detailed depictions of Japanese society. He was born in Shizuoka and attended the Shochiku studio in Tokyo where he began making films in 1924, at the age of just 21. He was a friend and colleague of Yasujiro Ozu. During his career, he is believed to have directed at least 166 films. He died of a heart attack on June 23, 1966, at the age of 63. Though respected in his time, today he remains largely unknown, even in his native Japan. In 2008, Shochiku released two box sets which include eight of his films. In 2009, a Criterion Collection boxset of four of his films was released.[1]

Filmography

(most famous ones)

  • Undying Pearl (不壊の白珠 Fue no shiratama, 1929)
  • Japanese Girls at the Harbour (港の日本娘 Minato no Nihon musume, 1933)
  • Mr. Thank You (有りがたうさん Arigatō-san, 1936)
  • Children in the Wind (風の中の子供 Kaze no naka no kodomo, 1937)
  • A Star Athlete (花形選手 Hanagata senshu, 1937)
  • The Masseurs and a Woman (按摩と女 Anma to onna, 1938)
  • Four Seasons of Children (子供の四季 Kodomo no shiki, 1939)
  • Nobuko (信子, 1940)
  • Introspection Tower (みかへりの搭 Mikaheri no tō, 1941)
  • Ornamental Hairpin (簪 Kanzashi, 1941)
  • Sayon's Bell (サヨンの鐘 Sayon no kane, 1943)

References

  1. ^ http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/601

External links

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