Cutie And The Boxer | 2013

Documentary, Biopic
After 40 years of marriage to well-known painter Ushio Shinohara, Noriko is anxious to shed her role as her husband's assistant and find an identity of her own.
Director: Zach Heinzerling
Writers: Zach Heinzerling
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 1 win & 1 nomination | full awards »

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Synopsis

As a young Neo-Dadaist artist in Tokyo, Ushio yearned for international recognition, so in 1969 he set sail for New York City. Nineteen-year-old Noriko came to New York to study art, where she met and fell in love with Ushio, 21 years her senior. Putting her own artistic ambitions on hold, Noriko dedicated herself to supporting her husband's career. Over the course of their marriage, the roles of assistant and artist have slowly begun to transform. Now 80, Ushio, widely known for his boxing painting, is obsessed with establishing his artistic legacy, while Noriko is at last finding her voice as an artist with a series of drawings entitled "Cutie and Bullie," depicting her own chaotic relationship with Ushio.

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