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Nagisa Oshima

31 March 1932 to 15 January 2013

A Japanese filmmaker who challenged the status quo and pushed back boundaries with his work, Oshima directed the controversial, heavily censored tale of sexual obsession Ai No Corrida/In The Realm of the Senses (1976), the Anglo-Japanese wartime tale Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (1983) and surreal romance Max Mon Amour (1986).

- Read Nagisa Oshima's Telegraph Obituary here

- Read Nagisa Oshima's Guardian Obituary here