Academy Award Winner Benicio Del Toro will join this event!


Actor Benicio Del Toro is a longtime fan of Kaneto Shindo. 
He himself selected the director’s finest works and special screening was held last year in New York.

During his stay in Hiroshima, he will visit Sukune-jima Island, which was used as filming location for “The Naked Island” that Benicio Del Toro likes the most among Kaneto Shido’s films. 
Also, in order to feel messages Director Kaneto Shindo expressed in his films, he will offer flowers to the Cenotaph in Peace Memorial Park and go on a talk show at NTT Cred Hall.

Schedules of Benecio Del Toro


Date: May 11th (Fri.) 19:00-20:00 (Doors open at : 18:00)
Venue: NTT Cred Hall (Moto-machi Cred Pacela 11th floor) (700 seats)
Ticket: 1,000 yen (both for teach-in and the following screening “The Naked Island”)
Guest: Benicio Del Toro (actor), Noritoshi Hirakawa (artist), Jiro Shindo (Producer)


Date: May 11th (Fri.) 20:30-22:00(Doors open at : 20:00)
Venue: Crystal Hall (Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima 4th floor)
Participation fee: 10,000 yen (250 seats, reservation necessary)
*For reservation, please email:
Guest: Benicio Del Toro (actor), Naomasa Musaka (actor), Noritoshi Hirakawa (artist), Jiro Shindo (Producer)

Speech at theater Hatchoza

Date: May 12th (Sat.) 12:00-12:20
(after screening “Children of Hiroshima” 10:10-12:00)
Venue: Theater Hatchoza 1 (170 seats)
Reserved Seat Ticket: 1,000 yen
*Ticket will be begun to sell at Hatchoza on April 21st (Sat.) at 11:10.
*For further information: contact Hatchoza (Tel:082-546-1158)

Benicio Del Toro

On the occasion of Shindo’s 99th birthday on April 22nd in 2011, longtime fan Benicio Del Toro presented some of the director’s finest work and the North American premiere of his newest film “Postcard” was screened in New York.
This opens the opportunity for the film “Children of Hiroshima”(1952) themed with atomic bombing, was screened for the first time in the United States.

  • “Traffic”(2000) Won Academy Best Supporting Actor
  • “21Grams”(2003)Nominated Academy Best Supporting Actor
  • “CHE”(2008) Won Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival
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