On the occasion of Shohei Imamura's 97th birth anniversary in September, Lamakaan remembers one of the finest Japanese film directors of his time.
About Shohei Imamura: Shōhei Imamura (15 September 1926 – 30 May 2006) was a Japanese film director. His primary interest as a filmmaker lay in depicting the lower strata of Japanese society. A key figure in the Japanese New Wave, who continued working into the 21st century, Imamura is the only director from Japan to win two Palme d'Or awards.
Film Title: Black Rain | 1989 | 123 minutes | Japanese subtitled in English
Black Rain is a 1989 Japanese drama film by director Shōhei Imamura, based on the novel of the same name by Masuji Ibuse. The story centers on the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and its effect on a surviving family.
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