Teinosuke Kinugasa (衣笠 貞之助, Kinugasa Teinosuke, 1 January 1896 – 26 February 1982) was a Japanese filmmaker. He was born in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture and died in Kyoto. Kinugasa won the 1954 Palme d'or at the Cannes Film Festival for Gate of Hell.
|Died||26 February 1982 (aged 86)|
|Occupation||Film director, actor|
Kinugasa began his career as an onnagata (actor specializing in female roles) at the Nikkatsu studio. When Japanese cinema began using actresses in the early 1920s, he switched to directing and worked for producers such as Shozo Makino, before becoming independent to make his best-known film, A Page of Madness (1926). It was considered lost for 45 years until the director rediscovered it in his shed in 1971. A silent film, Kinugasa released it with a new print and score to world acclaim. He also directed the film Crossroads in 1928. He directed jidaigeki at the Shochiku studios, where he helped establish the career of Chōjirō Hayashi (later known as Kazuo Hasegawa). After the war, he helmed big-budget costume productions for Daiei studios.
- 1925: Tsukigata Hanpeita
- 1926: A Page of Madness
- 1928: Crossroads
- 1935: An Actor's Revenge a.k.a. The Revenge of Yukinojo
- 1946: Aru yo no Tonosama
- 1952: Dedication of the Great Buddha
- 1953: Gate of Hell
- 1955: The Romance of Yushima a.k.a. The White Sea of Yushima
- 1956: Tsukigata Hanpeita: Hana no maki; Arashi no maki
- 1957: A Fantastic Tale of Naruto
- 1957: A Girl Isn't Allowed to Love
- 1957: Floating Vessel
- 1958: The Snowy Heron
- 1958: Symphony of Love
- 1963: Bronze Magician'
- Gardner, William O. (Spring 2004). "New Perceptions: Kinugasa Teinosuke's Films and Japanese Modernism". Cinema Journal. 43 (3): 59–78. doi:10.1353/cj.2004.0017.
- Gerow, Aaron (2008). A Page of Madness: Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan. Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan. ISBN 978-1-929280-51-3.