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Cutie and the Boxer

Cutie and the Boxer

Oscar-nominated documentary which explores love, sacrifice and the creative spirit through the 40-year chaotic marriage of two Japanese artists in New York, by following the rivalries that emerge as the couple prepare for a joint exhibition. Surviving decades of hardship, thwarted aspirations and the husband's chronic alcoholism, they are a study in artistic symbiosis. Now 80 years old and finally sober, renowned 'boxing' painter Ushio still treats his wife Noriko as his assistant. Noriko, emerging from her husband's shadow, creates intimate drawings entitled 'Cutie' that tell the story of her challenging past with Ushio. The film moves fluidly between past and present, combining obser ... more on Wikipedia

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#32 of 61 The Best Movies About Art & Artists 3.6k VOTES A list of the best art movies. This is a list not of "art films" but of movies that feature art as a central theme...