BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5218@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20161021T000000Z DTEND:20161021T000000Z DESCRIPTION:\n\n&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3605?loca le=en">http://www.moma.org/calendar/film/3605?locale=en</a>\n\nAn artful s tylist and shrewd social critic\, the Japanese filmmaker Tomu Uchida (1898 &ndash\;1970) left an illustrious body of work little seen or acknowledged outside his home country. Working within the Japanese studio system\, he proved to be a dexterous\, adaptable visionary comfortable at the helm of any production&mdash\;from samurai films\, thrillers\, and literary adapta tions to social satire and even a pseudo-Western set in Japan&rsquo\;s &ld quo\;Wild North&rdquo\; of Hokkaido. Uchida started making films during th e silent period\, found his career as a director interrupted by a decade s pent in Manchuria at the end of WWII\, and later returned to Japan to amas s a rich and far-reaching body of work. This retrospective\, the most exte nsive ever held outside Japan\, includes 35mm prints of works from the ear ly 1930s through the late 1960s\, when Uchida&rsquo\;s films tracked monum ental social and political changes in Japan with a cinematic flair that pu ts the director among legends like Masaki Kobayashi and Kihachi Okamoto.\n \n SUMMARY:Screening: Tomu Uchida URL:/en/events/2016/10/21/screening-tomu-uchida/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR