Previously at the ICA - Seasons
23 Oct 2009 – 31 Oct 2009
With his declared interest in 'the lower part of the human body and the lower part of the social structure', director Shohei Imamura offered a lusty and seemingly impolite response to the films of Yasujirō Ozu (with whom he served as an assistant), Kenji Mizoguchi and Mikio Naruse that had come to represent Japanese cinema.
Along with Nagisa Oshima and Yoshishige Yoshida, Imamura's cinema pushed the boundaries of both form and content, creating a body of work that spans more than 40 years.
The ICA is proud to present a selected overview of his career, with thanks to Alastair Cameron at the Bristol Arnolfini and The Japan Foundation for making it possible.