The One about Masahiro Shinoda’s “Pale Flower”

Masahiro Shinoda is one of the fine Japanese directors to emerge from the Japanese New Wave of the 1960’s. While known for films such as “Ansatsu” (“Assassination”, 1964), “Ibuno Sarutobi Sasuke” (Samurai Spy, 1965) and “Shinju-ten Amijima” (Double Suice, 1969), many fans of Shimoda feel that his masterpiece in his oeuvre is “Kawaita hana” (Pale Flower, 1964). Shinoda worked at Shochiku at the time and co-wrote “Pale Flower” along with […]