Isuzu Yamada, one of the most versatile stars in the history of Japanese cinema, has died at age ninety-five. Her career spanned over fifty years, during which she worked with the country’s greatest directors, including Kenji Mizoguchi, Mikio Naruse, Yasujiro Ozu, and, perhaps most memorably, Akira Kurosawa. Here is a short gallery of images from her stellar filmography.
“I remember seeing this movie in 1986 on a matinee at a now-defunct little "storefront" theatre in North Berkeley (the kind that sadly no longer exists). I really loved it, and have had a fond place . . .”
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