Keisuke Kinoshita

Morning for the Osone Family

Morning for the Osone Family

Kinoshita’s first film after the end of World War II is a wrenching, superbly wrought tale about a liberal-minded Japanese family torn apart by war and imperialist politics. Morning for the Osone Family is both palpably bitter about the nation’s fresh wartime wounds and inspiringly hopeful about a democratic tomorrow.

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Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II

Kinoshita and World War II

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$55.96

Morning for the Osone Family
Cast
Haruko Sugimura
Fusako Osone
Eitaro Ozawa
Issei Osone
Mitsuko Miura
Yuko Osone
Shin Tokudaiji
Taiji Osone
Shiro Osaka
Takashi Osone
Toshinosuke Nagao
Ichiro Osone
Junji Masuda
Akira Minari
Eijiro Tono
Ippei Yamaki
Credits
Director
Keisuke Kinoshita
Produced by
Tatsuo Hosoya
Screenplay
Eijiro Hisaita
Cinematography
Hiroshi Kusuda

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Keisuke Kinoshita’s poignant Morning for the Osone Family looks at grief over World War II from the perspective of one Japanese family. Shot immediately following the country’s surrender, when directors like Kinoshita were no longer under the thu…

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Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II
Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II

The prolific and popular Keisuke Kinoshita made his fascinating first movies at a time of great difficulty and censorship, yet their spirit and brilliance shine through.

By Michael Koresky

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