EAS3031 Bonus video
From Jennifer Coates
Taken from a series of weekly talks over the summer featuring some academics from both Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield. Each week delves into a new area of cinema circling the globe with a 45-minute talk and discussion.
Working From Home, 1960s Style: Gender Roles and the Japanese Studio System by Dr Jennifer Coates from the University of Sheffield
This talk explores the background behind Ichikawa Kon's An Actor's Revenge (Yukinojo henge, 1963) - a film that should never have worked. Ichikawa's camp classic was saved by the work of screenwriter Wada Natto, who was also his wife. Looking at this early example of 'working from home', we'll discuss the overlaps and tensions between family, creativity, gender roles, and domestic space.
The talk is based around the film An Actor's Revenge (Yukinojô henge), directed by Ichikawa Kon in 1963 which is currently streaming on BFI Player here.