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Leonie (DVD)
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Directed by Hisako Matsui. Written by Hisako Matsui, Masayo Duus, David Wiener. Starring: Emily Mortimer , Christina Hendricks, Shidō Nakamura.

In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour who was the fiercely independent mother of Isamu Noguchi.

As a young woman seeking to overcome the restrictive female roles in turn-of-the century America, she is retained by the famous Japanese poet, Yone Noguchi played by Shidō Nakamura, as his editor. Their relationship evolves romantically, however Yone abruptly leaves when she shares with him that she is pregnant. Following him to Japan, she is cast alone to raise their son in a society with few opportunities for women.

A tender and inspiring story of a remarkable woman who nurtures the amazing artistic talent of their son who has only one way to succeed and one person to guide him, as he grows into the world renown artist, Isamu Noguchi. Running time: 102 min.


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