Portrait of Chieko
|Portrait of Chieko|
|Directed by||Noboru Nakamura|
|Written by||Noboru Nakamura|
Portrait of Chieko (智恵子抄, Chieko-sho) is a 1967 Japanese drama film directed by Noboru Nakamura and based on a poem by the Japanese poet and sculptor Kōtarō Takamura. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
- Shima Iwashita as Chieko Takamura
- Tetsurō Tanba as Kotaro Takamura
- Jin Nakayama as Toshu Takamura
- Yōko Minamida as Kazuko
- Eiji Okada as Tsubaki
- Mikijiro Hira as Ishii
- Kaori Shima
- Takamaru Sasaki as Koun Takamura
- Tetsuo Ishidate as Taro
- Kinuko Obata as Osato
- Yoshi Katō as Sokichi Naganuma
- Poems read by Hiroshi Akutagawa
In a contemporary review, "Whit." of Variety described Portrait of Chieko as an "Exquisitely beautiful Japanese film" noting that Shima Iwashita "delivers a finely restrained performance of Oscar proportions, catching every nuance of character with consummate acting skill". The review went on to praise the cinematography by Hiroshi Takemura, Tatsuo Homada's art direction and Masaru Sato's score.
- List of submissions to the 40th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Japanese submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Variety's Film Reviews 1968-1970. 12. R. R. Bowker. 1983. There are no page numbers in this book. This entry is found under the header "March 20, 1968". ISBN 0-8352-2792-8.
- "The 40th Academy Awards (1968) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
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