Kaneto Shindō

Kaneto Shindō

  • Birthday: 1912-04-22
  • Deathday: 2012-05-29
  • Place of birth: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Also know as: 신도 가네토

Biography

Kaneto Shindo (新藤 兼人, Shindō Kaneto, April 22, 1912 – May 29, 2012) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film producer, and author. He was married to actress Nobuko Otowa (1925–1994), who appeared in several of his films. He directed 48 films and wrote scripts for 238. His best known films as a director include Children of Hiroshima, The Naked Island, Onibaba, Kuroneko and A Last Note. His scripts were filmed by such directors as Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Fumio Kamei and Tadashi Imai. He won the 1996 Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year for A Last Note. Shindo was born in Hiroshima Prefecture, and he made several films about Hiroshima and the atomic bomb. Like his early mentor Kenji Mizoguchi, many of his films feature strong female characters. He was a pioneer of independent film production in Japan, founding a company called Kindai Eiga Kyokai. He continued working as a scriptwriter, director and author until his death at the age of 100. Shindo made a series of autobiographical films, beginning with the first film he directed, 1951's Story of a Beloved Wife, about his struggle to become a screenwriter, through 1986's Tree Without Leaves, about his childhood, born into a wealthy family which became destitute, 2000's By Player, about his film company, seen through the eyes of his friend Taiji Tonoyama, and his last film, Postcard, directed at the age of 98, loosely based on his military service. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kaneto Shindō, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Filmography

Production

The Naked Island

1960

As Director

Onibaba

1964

As Art Direction

Onibaba

1964

As Director

The Naked Island

1960

As Producer

Hachiko

1987

As Story

Hachiko

1987

As Screenplay

Kuroneko

1968

As Director

Owl

2003

As Director

The Perfect Education

1999

As Writer

Destiny's Son

1962

As Writer

Children of Hiroshima

1952

As Writer

Children of Hiroshima

1952

As Director

Edo Porn

1981

As Director

Edo Porn

1981

As Writer

A Last Note

1995

As Director

A Last Note

1995

As Writer

Rika 3: Juvenile's Lullaby

1973

As Screenplay

The Strange Tale of Oyuki

1992

As Director

Hymn

1972

As Director

Human

1962

As Director

Human

1962

As Writer

The Heart

1973

As Director

The Heart

1973

As Writer

Lucky Dragon No. 5

1959

As Director

Lucky Dragon No. 5

1959

As Writer

Magnitude 7.9

1980

As Writer

Tree Without Leaves

1986

As Director

Mother

1963

As Director

Mother

1963

As Writer

Postcard

2010

As Director

Actress

1987

As Writer

Devil's Temple

1969

As Writer

Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

1970

As Director

The Gambling Samurai

1960

As Writer

The Strangling

1979

As Director

A Fallen Woman

1967

As Screenplay

Conquest

1965

As Director

The Iron Crown

1972

As Director

The Iron Crown

1972

As Writer

Black Board

1986

As Writer

Black Board

1986

As Director

My Way

1974

As Director

My Way

1974

As Writer

Owl

2003

As Writer

The Ditch

1954

As Director

The Wolves

1955

As Director

Story of a Beloved Wife

1951

As Director

The Life of Chikuzan

1977

As Writer

By Player

2000

As Director

Will to Live

1999

As Director

The Life of Chikuzan

1977

As Director

Will to Live

1999

As Writer

By Player

2000

As Writer

Black Lizard

1962

As Screenplay

Postcard

2010

As Writer

How Sorrowful

1956

As Screenplay

The Ditch

1954

As Screenplay

Sakura-tai Chiru

1988

As Director

Miniature

1953

As Director

Pursuit At Dawn

1950

As Writer

Hymn

1972

As Writer

A Public Benefactor

1964

As Writer

Heat Wave Island

1969

As Writer

Heat Wave Island

1969

As Director

Temptation

1948

As Writer

Rennyo and His Mother

1981

As Writer

Marriage

1947

As Screenplay

The 47 Ronin

1941

As Construction Coordinator

Stolen Pleasure

1962

As Writer

Devotion to Railway

1960

As Screenplay

Cape Ashizuri

1954

As Executive Producer

Cape Ashizuri

1954

As Screenplay

Night Drum

1958

As Screenplay

The Rainbow-Colored Flower

1950

As Screenplay

The Motherless

1955

As Screenplay

Before Dawn

1953

As Executive Producer

Before Dawn

1953

As Screenplay

Evil Spirits in the Darkness

1971

As Screenplay

Hymn

1972

As Executive Producer

Conquest

1965

As Screenplay

Story of a Beloved Wife

1951

As Screenplay

Tree Without Leaves

1986

As Original Story

Tree Without Leaves

1986

As Screenplay

The Wolves

1955

As Screenplay

Dancing Girl

1951

As Screenplay

Harbor Rats

1957

As Director

Harbor Rats

1957

As Screenplay

Who's The Real Killer

1957

As Writer

Break Down that Wall

1959

As Writer

The Flesh Is Weak

1957

As Writer

Libido

1967

As Director

Libido

1967

As Writer

Ai Sureba Koso

1955

As Screenplay

Great X

1948

As Screenplay

The Shadow of Fear

1956

As Writer

Thousand Cranes

1969

As Writer

The Strangling

1979

As Producer

As the Clouds Scatter

1961

As Screenplay

Two Wives

1967

As Screenplay

Sisters of Nishijin

1952

As Writer

Reminiscence

1953

As Screenplay

The Perennial Weed

1975

As Screenplay

The Incident

1978

As Screenplay

The Naked Sun

1958

As Screenplay

Face in the Dark

1958

As Screenplay

Human

1962

As Art Direction

Irezumi

1966

As Screenplay

Zatoichi's Pilgrimage

1966

As Screenplay

Love is Lost

1956

As Director

Manji

1964

As Screenplay

Challenge to Live

1961

As Screenplay

Love is Lost

1956

As Screenplay

Victory of Women

1946

As Screenplay

Diary of Forsaken Love

1959

As Writer

Lost Sex

1966

As Director

Lost Sex

1966

As Producer

Lost Sex

1966

As Writer

The White Peaks of Mt. Fuji

1963

As Screenplay

Kuroneko

1968

As Screenplay

The Heart

1973

As Producer

Strange Affinity

1970

As Director

Strange Affinity

1970

As Writer

A Young Female Instructor

1978

As Screenplay

The Whale God

1962

As Screenplay

The Navy

1963

As Screenplay

Maiko and the Assassin

1963

As Screenplay

Saijo katagi

1959

As Screenplay

The Lowest Man

1958

As Writer

Their Legacy

1962

As Writer

Love and Duty

1954

As Writer

The Geisha House

1999

As Screenplay

The Battleship on the Ground

2007

As Adaptation

The Matsukawa Incident

1961

As Screenplay

Dangerous Liaisons

1978

As Screenplay

The Tale of Genji

1951

As Writer

Miniature

1953

As Screenplay

Fighting Elegy

1966

As Screenplay

Faraway Sunset

1992

As Screenplay

A Design for Dying

1961

As Screenplay

Actress

1956

As Screenplay

Actress

1956

As Director

Elegant Beast

1962

As Screenplay

This Madding Crowd

1962

As Screenplay

On This Earth

1957

As Writer

When Women Lie

1963

As Writer

The Ladder of Success

1958

As Writer

The Battle of Okinawa

1971

As Screenplay

Who Will Judge Me?

1951

As Writer

The White Orchid

1951

As Screenplay

Sakura-tai Chiru

1988

As Writer

Sorrow Is Only for Women

1958

As Director

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

2009

As Original Film Writer

Onna no issho

1953

As Director

Faraway Sunset

1992

As Story

The Strangling

1979

As Screenplay

The Great Road

1960

As Writer

Shadow Conspirator

1982

As Screenplay

Crossroads in Tokyo

1991

As Screenplay

Drive for the Future

1980

As Screenplay

Haitoku no mesu

1961

As Screenplay

Onna no issho

1953

As Writer

Yokubo

1953

As Writer

Nezumi Kozo Jirokichi

1965

As Screenplay

Flame of My Love

1949

As Screenplay

Tsumiki kuzushi

1983

As Screenplay

Waiting Woman

1946

As Writer

The Horizon

1984

As Director

The Horizon

1984

As Writer

The Bells of Nagasaki

1950

As Screenplay

The Lowest Man

1958

As Screenplay

Wedding Day

1956

As Screenplay

Women of Ginza

1955

As Screenplay

Sweet Secret

1971

As Screenplay

Spring Snow

1950

As Screenplay

Dorodarake no seishun

1954

As Screenplay

The Lucky General

1962

As Screenplay

Ryûri no kishi

1956

As Director

The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka

1967

As Screenplay

Judge of the Ashuras

1951

As Screenplay

Clothes of Deception

1951

As Screenplay

A Man from Akagi

1950

As Screenplay

Dynamite Doctor

1966

As Screenplay

Dynamite Doctor Returns

1966

As Screenplay

Drunken Harbor

1966

As Screenplay

The Iron Crown

1972

As Producer

Forbidden Lips

1958

As Screenplay

Master Fencer Sees the World

1960

As Screenplay

Yukie

1998

As Screenplay

駿河遊侠傳 賭場荒し

1964

As Screenplay

Izayoi kaidō

1951

As Screenplay

The Wayside Pebble

1960

As Screenplay

The Precipice

1958

As Screenplay

Kōfuku no genkai

1948

As Screenplay

Sisters

1955

As Writer

Ryûri no kishi

1956

As Writer

Live Today, Die Tomorrow!

1970

As Screenplay

Document 8.6

1977

As Director

Operation Negligee

1968

As Director

Operation Negligee

1968

As Writer

Mother

1963

As Production Design

Owl

2003

As Production Design

The Naked Island

1960

As Writer

The Naked Island

1960

As Production Design

Onibaba

1964

As Screenplay

Hachiko

2023

As Original Story

Sabakareru Echizen no kami

1962

As Screenplay

Don't Mind

1990

As Screenplay

Seisaku's Wife

1965

As Screenplay

Murahachibu

1953

As Writer

Hell's Assassin

1962

As Screenplay

Alps Story: The Wild

1950

As Writer

The Woman Who Holds the Key

1946

As Screenplay

A Grain of Wheat

1958

As Writer

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