Naked

The Naked Island (1960)

Review first published by EyeforFilm. Although Hiroshima-born Kaneto Shindo had written screenplays for seminal Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi, and had served as both art director and chief assistant director on several Mizoguchi films, his own communist leanings effectively excluded him from Japan’s studio system during the postwar Occupation by a red-dreading American administration. So like…