The Art Directors Guild Film Society and the American Cinematheque will honor Academy Award winning Costume Designer and Production Designer Eiko Ishioka with a screening of the film “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” (1985) on Sunday, September 26, at 5:30 pm at the Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.
General admission is $11 and student and senior tickets are $9. Tickets
Sponsored by Variety, this film is the fifth of this year’s screening series highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative colleagues.
“Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” (1985, Warner Bros., 121 min.) is an episodic, stylized film based on the life and work of the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, directed by Paul Schrader and written by Paul and his brother Leonard Schrader.
Ken Ogata stars as Yukio Mishima, while Roy Scheider gives an off-screen English narration, also as Mishima.
Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas produced the film in Japan, while they were involved with Akira Kurosawa’s “Kagemusha.”
The film was entered into the 1985 Cannes Film Festival where Ishioka won the award for Best Artistic Contribution for her production design.
“Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” has not been released in Japan.
Ishioka won the Academy Award for her work on “Dracula” (1992) and is best known for her design in films such as, “The Cell” (2000); “The Fall” (2006); and “Closet Land” (1991).
Additionally, in 1994 Ishioka was nominated for a BAFTA Award, for Best Costume Design for “Dracula.” Notably, some of Ishioka’s best-known works are featured in “Cirque du Soleil: Varekai,” a unique and captivating TV special that involved enchanted creatures.