Japanese film director, screenwriter, and film producer, and author Kaneto Shindō (新藤 兼人) was born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1912 and continued to make films throughout his life, until his death at the age of 100. Over his lifetime, he directed close to 50 films and wrote the scripts for 200 films. His best known films as a director include Children of Hiroshima, The Naked Island, Onibaba, Kuroneko and A Last Note. He also wrote scripts for some of Japan’s most well-known auteurs including Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Fumio Kamei, and Tadashi Imai.
“For anyone interested in great cinema and what it takes to make it, here, for the first time in English, is Master Kaneto Shindō in his own words.” — Benicio Del Toro