Shindo Kaneto’s ONIBABA (1964) and THE NAKED ISLAND (1960)

Demon reed

Shindo Kaneto creates filmic worlds so (apparently) simple that their natural landscapes can accommodate all manner of allegorical readings.

Island highland
Island highland

With Shindo’s masked masterwork Onibaba recently released for the first time on Blu-ray as part of Eureka!’s The Masters of Cinema Series, here is my full review for EyeforFilm. You can also find there my review of Eureka!’s earlier DVD release of Shindo’s labour-loving labour of love The Naked Island.