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Seijo Story - 60 Years of Making Films

Documentary, Biography 1h 23m 2019

Nobuhiko Obayashi and Kyoko Hanyu met in 1959 as students at Seijo University in Tokyo. Within a year, they made their first film together—the rest, as they say, is history. Charting their 60-year personal and professional partnership, this loving documentary portrait follows the Obayashis during post-production of their final film together, Labyrinth of Cinema, as they share stories spanning over half a century of Japanese cinema history. While it is an obvious must-see for fans of the House director, Seijo Story also illuminates the essential and occasionally uncredited contribution of Kyoko Obayashi as an above-and-beyond producer on all of her husband’s films whose essential work behind the scenes ranged from raising money to managing staff and feeding the crew with her own cooking.

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Director

Isshin Inudo

Director

Eiki Takahashi

Language

in Japanese with English subtitles

Country

Japan

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