The Written Face


1h 30m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A blend of documentary and fictional interludes, "The Written Face" takes in the twin traditions of the geisha and of the male Kabuki players who interpret female roles. In this exploration of Japanese theater, the subject matter is articulated through its main focus--Tamasaburo Bando, one of the mo

Film Details

Also Known As
Geschriebene Gesicht, Das, Visage ecrit, Written Face
Release Date
1996

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A blend of documentary and fictional interludes, "The Written Face" takes in the twin traditions of the geisha and of the male Kabuki players who interpret female roles. In this exploration of Japanese theater, the subject matter is articulated through its main focus--Tamasaburo Bando, one of the most renowned performers of the disappearing art of Kabuki.

Film Details

Also Known As
Geschriebene Gesicht, Das, Visage ecrit, Written Face
Release Date
1996

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in France April 24, 1996

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 3-13, 1995.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.

color

dialogue Japanese

Released in France April 24, 1996