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The written face

Title
The written face [videorecording] / a co-production of Euro Space, Tokyo, and T & C Film, Zurich ; directed by Daniel Schmid ; produced by Kenzo Horikoshi and Marcel Hoehn.
Publication
T & C Film AG, Euro Space, c1995 ; Brooklyn, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films [distributor]

Details

Additional Authors
  • Bandō, Tamasaburō, V, 1950-
  • Sugimura, Haruko, 1909-
  • Sugimura, Haruko, 1909-
  • Ōno, Kazuo, 1906-2010
  • Schmid, Daniel.
  • Naruse, Mikio, 1905-1969.
  • Horikoshi, Kenzo.
  • Hoehn, Marcel.
  • Euro Space (Firm)
  • T & C Film AG.
  • First Run/Icarus Films.
Description
1 videocassette (89 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Summary
Film (without narration) on the Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando, a renowned onnagata (male performer of female roles). The film consists of four parts: a prelude centering on an excerpt from the Kabuki play Orochi ; a documentary section, "Tamasaburo Bando and his idols," which includes appearances by film actress Haruko Sugimura, Butō dancer Kazuo Ohno, and former geishas Han Takahara and Asaji Tsutakiyokomatsu ; a film-within-a-film, "Twilight geisha story" ; and the Kabuki dance solo Sagimusume. In interviews Tamasaburo and Sugimura share their reflections on the nature of the onnagata and the portrayal of women on stage and film. Tamasaburo is seen in Kabuki plays, in a theater ceremony before a performance, and in a western-style acting role in "Twilight geisha story." Also contributing to the picture of Japanese women and their portrayers are dances in female costume by Kazuo Ohno ; scenes played by Haruko Sugimura in Mikio Naruse's film Bangiku (Late chrysanthemum), 1954 ; dances by Han Takehara ; and a song by Asaji Tsutakiyokomatsu.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Video.
Note
  • Letterbox format.
Credits (note)
  • Produced in collaboration with Televisione della Svizzera italiana and the Federal Dept. of Home Affairs, City and Canton of Zurich ; produced in association with the Centre Culturel de l'Athenée Français ; co-producer, Shoko Kimizuka ; director of photography, Renato Berta.
Performer (note)
  • Performed by Tamasaburo Bando, Han Takehara, Haruko Sugimura, Kazuo Ohno, Yajuro Bando, Kai Shishido, Toshiya Nagasawa, Asaji Tsutakiyokomatsu, Hiroyuki Koga.
  • Interviewees: Tamasaburo Bando, Haruko Sugimura, Han Takehara, Asaji Tsutakiyokomatsu.
Contents
Kabuki performance excerpts: Orochi / performed by Tamasaburo Bando -- Seki no To (Love at the Osaka barrier) / performed by Tamasaburo Bando and an unidentified actor -- Sagimusume (The heron maiden) / performed by Tamasaburo Bando.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5945
OCLC
NYPY02-F497
Title
The written face [videorecording] / a co-production of Euro Space, Tokyo, and T & C Film, Zurich ; directed by Daniel Schmid ; produced by Kenzo Horikoshi and Marcel Hoehn.
Imprint
T & C Film AG, Euro Space, c1995 ; Brooklyn, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films [distributor]
Credits
Produced in collaboration with Televisione della Svizzera italiana and the Federal Dept. of Home Affairs, City and Canton of Zurich ; produced in association with the Centre Culturel de l'Athenée Français ; co-producer, Shoko Kimizuka ; director of photography, Renato Berta.
Performer
Performed by Tamasaburo Bando, Han Takehara, Haruko Sugimura, Kazuo Ohno, Yajuro Bando, Kai Shishido, Toshiya Nagasawa, Asaji Tsutakiyokomatsu, Hiroyuki Koga.
Interviewees: Tamasaburo Bando, Haruko Sugimura, Han Takehara, Asaji Tsutakiyokomatsu.
Added Author
Bandō, Tamasaburō, V, 1950- Interviewee. Performer
Bandō, Tamasaburō, V, 1950- Interviews.
Sugimura, Haruko, 1909- Interviewee. Performer
Sugimura, Haruko, 1909- Interviews.
Ōno, Kazuo, 1906-2010, dancer.
Schmid, Daniel. Director
Naruse, Mikio, 1905-1969.
Horikoshi, Kenzo. Producer
Hoehn, Marcel. Producer
Euro Space (Firm)
T & C Film AG.
First Run/Icarus Films.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5945
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