Purple Diary

[May 30 2012]

A film still from Children of Hiroshima (1952), a film by the late Kaneto Shindo

Remembering legendary Japanese film director Kaneto Shindo (1912-2012): a still taken from the 1952 film he wrote and directed, Children of Hiroshima. A distinctive and variable visual storyteller, whose films he wrote and directed with a complimenting balance of ethical seriousness with an appetite for natural beauty and pictorial elegance. A film that was among the first to address a subject matter that would preoccupy and influence, much of post-war Japanese cinematography.