Ken Watanabe on ‘Profound’ Adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘An Artist of the Floating World’

Published on Oct 12, 2019

Set in post-World War II Japan, “An Artist of the Floating World” is Japanese pubcaster Nhk’s adaptation of the Kazuo Ishiguro novel of the same title. It stars Ken Watanabe in the lead role of Masuji Ono, a renowned artist looking back on, and coming to terms with, his life against the backdrop of a country being rebuilt after the war.

Ahead of traveling to Cannes for the international launch of the one-off drama at Mipcom, Watanabe told Variety that he did not initially think the book could come to the small screen. “When I first read the novel,

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Author: Stewart Clarke