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Remembering Shohei Imamura
Wed Sep 7, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan
On the occasion of Shohei Imamura's 97th birth anniversary in September, Lamakaan remembers one of the finest Japanese film directors of his time.

About Shohei Imamura: Shōhei Imamura (15 September 1926 – 30 May 2006) was a Japanese film director. His main interest as a filmmaker lay in depicting the lower strata of Japanese society. A key figure in the Japanese New Wave, who continued working into the 21st century, Imamura is the only director from Japan to win two Palme d'Or awards.


Film Title: The Insect Woman | 1963 | 123 minutes | Japanese subtitled in English


The Insect Woman is a 1963 Japanese drama film directed by Shōhei Imamura. It was entered into the 14th Berlin International Film Festival, where Sachiko Hidari won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award. It was also awarded numerous national film prizes.


The film follows Tome, a young woman born to a rural lower-class family in the Tōhoku region in 1918, who, after a long series of mishaps, rises to the status of a madam in the post-war era. When she is sentenced to jail, her daughter Nobuko becomes her patron's lover but later steals his money to use it for building up a farming commune.

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