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Shohei Imamura Dies at 79

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 31, 2006 at 12:5PM

The Guardian reports on the death of Japanese filmmaker Shohei Imamura at the age of 79. As the article indicates, he is known as an icon of Japan's New Wave, having directed such films as "The Ballad of Narayama" and "The Eel," both of which won the Palme d'Or in Cannes.
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The Guardian reports on the death of Japanese filmmaker Shohei Imamura at the age of 79. As the article indicates, he is known as an icon of Japan's New Wave, having directed such films as "The Ballad of Narayama" and "The Eel," both of which won the Palme d'Or in Cannes.