Kenji Mizoguchi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kenji Mizoguchi

Japanese film director and screenwriter

Date of Birth: 16-May-1898

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 24-Aug-1956

Profession: screenwriter, film director

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Kenji Mizoguchi

  • Kenji Mizoguchi (?? ??, Mizoguchi Kenji, May 16, 1898 – August 24, 1956) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.
  • Mizoguchi's work is renowned for its long takes and mise-en-scène.
  • According to writer Mark Le Fanu, "His films have an extraordinary force and purity.
  • They shake and move the viewer by the power, refinement and compassion with which they confront human suffering."His film Ugetsu (1953) brought him international attention and appeared in the Sight & Sound Critics' Top Ten Poll in 1962 and 1972.
  • Other acclaimed films of his include The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939), The Life of Oharu (1952), and Sansho the Bailiff (1954).
  • Today, Mizoguchi is one of the most acclaimed film-makers in cinema history.

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