Twin Sisters of Kyoto
|Twin Sisters of Kyoto|
Original Japanese poster
|Directed by||Noboru Nakamura|
|Produced by||Ryôtarô Kuwata|
|Written by||Yasunari Kawabata (novel)
Toshihide Gondo (screenplay)
|Music by||Toru Takemitsu|
|Edited by||Hisashi Sagara|
Twin Sisters of Kyoto (古都 Koto) is a 1963 Japanese drama film directed by Noboru Nakamura and based on the novel The Old Capital (1962) by the Nobel-winning Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Set in Kyoto, 20-year-old Cheiko (Shima Iwashita) works in her parents' wholesale silk goods store. She was brought up to think her parents stole her as a baby in a fit of passionate desire and becomes profoundly disturbed to learn (after a chance encounter with a girl who turns out to be her sister) that her real parents had abandoned her. Her identity crisis is exacerbated by her need to choose between carrying on her adoptive father's kimono-designing business, now in decay, and leaving home to marry.
- Shima Iwashita as Chieko / Naeko
- Hiroyuki Nagato as Hideo Otomo
- Seiji Miyaguchi as Takichiro Sada
- Teruo Yoshida as Ryusuke Mizuki
- Tamotsu Hayakawa as Shinichi Mizuki
- Eijirō Tōno as Sosuke Otomo
- Yoshiko Nakamura as Shige
- Michiyo Tamaki as Masako
- List of submissions to the 36th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Japanese submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- "The 36th Academy Awards (1964) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
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