09 August 2022 > 28 August 2022

videogalleryRadicalsKaneto Shindō

videogallery – free entrance
curated by Irene de Vico Fallani, Giulia Lopalco

opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

more information

One of the central figures of the golden age of Japanese cinema arose between the 1950s and 1960s.

The early masterpieces of Kaneto Shindō (Hiroshima, 1912 – Tokyo, 2012) immediately stand out for their austere and rigorous language, an intimist style attentive to the psychological character of the characters, men and, above all, women living on the margins of society. Combining tradition and modernity, Shindō plunges his gaze into the most dramatic realities of Japanese culture, preferring independent truths capable of guaranteeing him freedom of expression to large commercial productions.

film screening:

Tuesday 9 to Sunday 14 August, 5 pm
The Children of Hiroshima, 1952
duration: 97 min
language: Japanese with English subtitles

Tuesday 16 to Sunday 21 August, 5 pm
The Naked Island, 1960
duration: 96 min
language: Japanese with English subtitles

Tuesday 23 to Sunday 28 August, 5 pm
Onibaba – The Assassins, 1964
duration: 103 min
language: Japanese with English subtitles

On the occasion of the TOKYO REVISITED exhibition, a special screening of films by directors and creatives who share with Daido Moriyama a countercurrent, revolutionary and never conventional look at Japan. The pop and surreal character of Seijun Suzuki (19 July > 7 August), the more rigorous and austere nature of Kaneto Shindō (9 > 28 August) and the mystical essence of Kazuo Ōno’s Butō dance (30 August > 18 September) represent different manifestations of a common need to narrate the duality of post-war Japan, to bring to light the shadows and fragility of existence, to break taboos, and to reaffirm the individual’s freedom of choice and expression.

header: Kaneto Shindō, The Children of Hiroshima, 1952, video still