Hiroshi Shimizu

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Birthday
28, 1903
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Jun 23, 1966 (63)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1903
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Jun 23, 1966 (63)

About

Silent film director of the 1948 silent neo-realist film Children of the Beehive and its 1951 sequel Children of the Beehive: What Happened Next. His films often explored the themes of maternal self-sacrifice and the burdens of womanhood.

Before Fame

He studied at Hokkaido Unviersity but did not graduate.

Trivia

He utilized on-location shooting, non-professional actors, and realistic narratives to create a modern portrait of Japanese life.

Family Life

He married Kinuyo Tanaka in 1927. They divorced in 1929.

Associated With

The Criterion Collection released a box set of four of his films in 2009. They have also re-released films by director Akira Kurosawa.