Cutie And The Boxer
Cutie And The Boxer - Trailer
Director Zachary HeinzerlingYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
Ushio Shinohara is an 80-year-old Japanese painter who creates intriguing art with his boxing gloves. He was a popular figure in Tokyo before he moved to New York in 1969 and spent the 70s struggling to make ends meet as his work met with little interest from American art collectors. But it was there he met Noriko; a budding artist who had also emigrated to New York; and the pair fell in love instantly. Their relationship was turbulent, but after 40 years, Ushio is preparing for his new show with Noriko's help in the hope of establishing a place in art history, while Noriko is becoming an artist in her own right with a quaint series of illustrations depicting herself and her husband (Cutie and Bullie) and their fiery 40-year marriage.
'Cutie And The Boxer' is a beautiful love story; a documentary based on the lives of two extraordinary individuals who have battled disappointments, poverty and conflict for four decades together. It is the directorial debut of Zachary Heinzerling and won the Directing Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival while being nominated for the Festival's Grand Jury Prize as well as Tribeca Film Festival's Audience Award. It will hit US screens on August 16th 2013.
Starring: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara
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