Film review: Cutie and the Boxer (12A)

Zachary Heinzerling, 82mins

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The Independent Culture

This charming feature doc offers an anatomy of a marriage.

The subjects, a wonderfully eccentric couple, are the expressionist Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara (whose trademark is to pummel paint onto canvas with huge boxing gloves) and his wife of many years, Noriko.

They live in cramped quarters in New York, struggle to pay the rent, bicker frequently, yet retain their loyalty and affection for one another and their devotion to their art.