Kazuo Miyagawa: Japan's Greatest Cinematographer

April 12th 2018 - April 29th 2018

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In celebration of the 110th anniversary of his birth, Japan Society and The Museum of Modern Art present a retrospective film series surveying the work of Kazuo Miyagawa (1908-1999), the most influential cinematographer of postwar Japanese cinema. Working intimately with directors like Yasujiro Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi and Kon Ichikawa on some of their most important films, Miyagawa pushed Japanese cinema to its highest artistic peaks through his lyrical, innovative and technically flawless camerawork. This career-spanning selection displays his great versatility, including major masterpieces and rarely shown titles, screening in 35mm and new digital restorations.

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