Genjiro Arato Movies and Career Information
Oct 10, 1946
Director and Producer
Genjiro Arato (荒戸 源次郎, Arato Genjirō, born October 10, 1946) is a Japanese film producer, actor and director. In 1980, he produced Zigeunerweisen for director Seijun Suzuki. He was unable to secure exhibitors for the film and famously exhibited it himself in a specially-built, inflatable, mobile tent. The film won four Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and was voted the best Japanese film of the 1980s by Japanese critics.