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Nobuhiko Obayashi: A Conversation

1h 37m Biography 2020

Watch the archived panel video here:

In this special memorial event, a varied panel of participants discuss the legacy of filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi (1938-2020) in the wake of his passing and the release of his final film, Labyrinth of Cinema.


  • Chigumi Obayashi, daughter of Nobuhiko and Kyoko Obayashi.
  • Noriki Ishitobi, journalist for the Asahi Shimbun.
  • Yo Nakajima, founder of public cinema Theater Kino in Sapporo.
  • Takako Tokiwa, actress and star of several films directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi.
  • Moderator: Aaron Gerow, Professor of East Asian Cinema and Culture at Yale University


Aaron Gerow


in Japanese with English subtitles

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