'Ichimai no Hagaki (Post Card)': Japan's Oldest Director Leaves One Final Stamp

Director Kaneto Shindo used all 99 years of his experience to make the award-winning film “Post Card,” a film about the cost of war for both the fallen soldiers and the survivors.  He started directing in 1951 and as a veteran of World War II has often focused on the horrors he experienced and continues to deal with as one of the six survivors of a company of 100 men.  Shindo is keen on passing on his experiences through his work, and as film critic Mark Shilling wrote, the film is “for the generations since who do not know war — or understand its cost.”  The film won the Special Jury Prize at last year's Tokyo International Film Festival.
The Japan Times, August 12, 2011

Written By: Mark Schilling

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