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Dear Summer Sister

  • 3 stars
  • 1972
  • Japan
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nagisa Oshima
  • Cast: Hiromi Kurita, Hosei Komatsu, Akiko Koyama

Oshima adopts an almost farcical tone in his handling of the rather serious subject of the return of Okinawa to Japan from American control - a floating camera and free-form narrative gives 'Dear Summer Sister' the feeling of parody.

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Nagisa Oshima retrospective at Edinburgh Filmhouse

2 Sep 2009

The Pensive Provocateur

A complex figure making sense of a complex, still defeated post-war Japanese society, Nagisa Oshima’s career coincided with the French Nouvelle Vague, and he has proved over the years as provocative a filmmaker as any that came out of France at the end…

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