Biography

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Yoshishige Yoshida (吉田 喜重 Yoshida Yoshishige), also known as Kijū Yoshida, is a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

Graduating from Tokyo University, Yoshida entered the Shōchiku studio in 1955 and debuted as a director in 1960 with Rokudenashi. He was a central member of what came to be called the "Shōchiku Nouvelle Vague" along with Nagisa Oshima and Masahiro Shinoda, and his works have been studied under the larger rubric of the Japanese New Wave. Like many of his New Wave cohorts, he felt restricted under the studio system and left Shōchiku in 1964 to start his own production company where he directed such films as Eros + Massacre. He has directed more than 20 films between 1960 and 2004. He has also written a number of philosophical books about his work and the cinema, including an award-winning study of Yasujirō Ozu.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yoshishige Yoshida (吉田 喜重 Yoshida Yoshishige), also known as Kijū Yoshida, is a Japanese film director and screenwriter.

Graduating from Tokyo University, Yoshida entered the Shōchiku studio in 1955 and debuted as a director in 1960 with Rokudenashi. He was a central member of what came to be called the "Shōchiku Nouvelle Vague" along with Nagisa Oshima and Masahiro Shinoda, and his works have been studied under the larger rubric of the Japanese New Wave. Like many of his New Wave cohorts, he felt restricted under the studio system and left Shōchiku in 1964 to start his own production company where he directed such films as Eros + Massacre. He has directed more than 20 films between 1960 and 2004. He has also written a number of philosophical books about his work and the cinema, including an award-winning study of Yasujirō Ozu.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1933-02-16

Place of Birth Fukui, Japan

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Yoshida Kijū
  • 吉田 喜重
  • Yoshida Yoshishige
  • Kijū Yoshida

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Beauty of Beauty (0 episodes)Director
2004 Welcome to São Paulo Director
2003 Women in the Mirror Director
1995 Dreams of Tokyo, Dreams of Cinema Director
1995 Lumière and Company Director
1994 The Cinema of Ozu According to Kiju Yoshida Director
1988 Wuthering Heights Director
1986 A Promise Director
1977 The Story of Big 1: Sadaharu Oh Director
1973 Coup d'Etat Director
1973 The Beauty of Beauty Director
1971 Confessions Among Actresses Director
1970 Heroic Purgatory Director
1969 Eros + Massacre Director
1968 Farewell to the Summer Light Director
1968 Affair in the Snow Director
1967 Impasse Director
1967 The Affair Director
1966 Woman of the Lake Director
1965 A Story Written with Water Director
1964 Escape from Japan Director
1963 18 Roughs Director
1962 Akitsu Springs Director
1961 Immortal Love Assistant Director
1961 Bitter End of a Sweet Night Director
1960 Blood Is Dry Director
1960 Good-for-Nothing Director

Writing

2003 Women in the Mirror Screenplay
1995 Dreams of Tokyo, Dreams of Cinema Writer
1994 The Cinema of Ozu According to Kiju Yoshida Writer
1988 Wuthering Heights Writer
1986 A Promise Screenplay
1971 Confessions Among Actresses Screenplay
1969 Eros + Massacre Writer
1968 Farewell to the Summer Light Writer
1968 Affair in the Snow Screenplay
1967 Impasse Writer
1967 The Affair Screenplay
1966 Woman of the Lake Writer
1965 A Story Written with Water Screenplay
1964 Escape from Japan Screenplay
1963 18 Roughs Screenplay
1962 Akitsu Springs Screenplay
1961 Bitter End of a Sweet Night Screenplay
1960 Blood Is Dry Screenplay
1960 Good-for-Nothing Screenplay

Acting

Beauty of Beauty (0 episodes) as Himself/Narrator
2008 Kijû Yoshida: What Is a Filmmaker? as Himself
2008 Yoshida …or: The Explosion of the Story as Himself
1995 Dreams of Tokyo, Dreams of Cinema as Narrator (voice)
1994 The Cinema of Ozu According to Kiju Yoshida as Himself
1978 Cinématon as Himself
1973 The Beauty of Beauty as Himself - Host

Production

2003 Women in the Mirror Producer
1973 Coup d'Etat Producer
1971 Confessions Among Actresses Producer
1970 Heroic Purgatory Producer
1969 Eros + Massacre Executive Producer

Editing

2003 Women in the Mirror Editor
1995 Dreams of Tokyo, Dreams of Cinema Editor

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