News Director Seijun Suzuki Passes Away at 93
posted on 2017-02-22 03:40 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Filmmaker and actor Seijun Suzuki passed away in a Tokyo hospital on February 13 due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 93.
Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1923. He joined Nikkatsu Studio in 1954 as an assistant director, and debuted as a full-fledged director with his film Victory Is Mine in 1956.
His extensive film work saw him cultivate a unique and surreal sense of aesthetic and style, for which his films enjoyed cult popularity. However, this did not endear him to Nikkatsu Studio, resulting in his dismissal after his 1967 film Branded to Kill, and a 10-year hiatus from film.
When he returned, he directed such films as A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness and Zigeunerweisen, the latter of which earned an Honorable Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.
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