Congratulations to Daisuke Miyao, Associate Professor of Japanese Film and Cinema Studies

Book Cover_The Aesthetics of Shadow

Daisuke Miyao's book, The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema, (Duke University Press, 2013), is invited to the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

Associate Professor Miyao serves on the Cinema Studies Executive Council and is the Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

"The point of departure for the Retrospective was a publication by Daisuke Miyao: “The Aesthetics of Shadow. Lighting and Japanese Cinema” (2013). “Daisuke Miyao’s fascinating insights into the art of lighting, and thus into an area of Japanese film history that has hardly been studied, impressed us so greatly that we are curating our film programme in close cooperation with him,” states Rainer Rother, Head of the Retrospective and Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kinemathek. We are also indebted to Miyao’s suggestions for several German premieres of Japanese films, such as the samurai musical Oshidori utagassen (Singing Lovebirds, dir. Masahiro Makino, Japan 1939) – a film that has attained cult status in Japan."

     --Excerpt from Berlinale Press Release:  Berlinale Retrospective 2014: “The Aesthetics of Shadow. Lighting Styles 1915–1950”

For more information about the festival and Retrospective, please visit the Berlinale Retrospective website.