Koto (film)

Koto (古都) is a 1980 film directed by Kon Ichikawa starring Momoe Yamaguchi and Tomokazu Miura in an adaptation of Yasunari Kawabata's novel The Old Capital.[2] Momoe Yamaguchi and Masaya Oki made their last appearances in the film.

Koto
Directed byKon Ichikawa
Produced by
  • Takeo Hori
  • Hideo Sasai[1]
Screenplay by
  • Shinya Hidaka
  • Kon Ichikawa[1]
Based onThe novel
by Yasunari Kawabata
Starring
Music byShinichi Tanabe[1]
CinematographyKiyoshi Hasegawa[1]
Production
company
Hori Planning Production[1]
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • 6 December 1980 (1980-12-06) (Japan)
Running time
125 minutes[1]
CountryJapan

It is a remake of the 1963 film Twin Sisters of Kyoto.

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Koto received a roadshow theatrical release in Japan on December 6, 1980 where it was distributed by Toho.[1] It received a regular theatrical release in Japan on December 20, 1980.[1]

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Donald Richie writes in The Japanese Movie that "Ichikawa dramatizes alienation in his remake of Kawabata's Koto, where twin sisters long-separated meet again and must face a dramatized estrangement."[3]

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Galbraith IV 2008, p. 325.
  2. ^ "Kinema Jumpo - Koto (1980)" (in Japanese).
  3. ^ Richie, Donald (1982). The Japanese Movie (Rev ed.). Tokyo: Kodansha International. p. 199. ISBN 4770097670.

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