Portrait of Chieko

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Portrait of Chieko
Directed byNoboru Nakamura
Written byNoboru Nakamura
Kōtarō Takamura
StarringShima Iwashita
CinematographyHiroshi Takemura
Release date
  • June 5, 1967 (1967-06-05)
Running time
125 minutes

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.[2]



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".[1] The review went on to praise the cinematography by Hiroshi Takemura, Tatsuo Homada's art direction and Masaru Sato's score.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ "The 40th Academy Awards (1968) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-12.

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