Cutie and the Boxer is a candid New York love story about life and art that explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and artist Noriko.

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  • "A perfectly balanced love story" 5Moviescope
  • "An attuned portrait of how mannerisms, in art and life, are built up and challenged" 4The Guardian
  • "A charming study of two New York artists’ 40-year marriage shows the ebb and flow of creativity, jealousy and dependency " 4The Times
  • "This charming feature doc offers an anatomy of a marriage" 4The Independent
  • "A hugely endearing documentary, both touching and funny" 4The Financial Times
  • "A compelling portrait of a true eccentric" 4 – The Mirror
  • "Teases fascinating parallels between art and marriage: essential to both, it seems, are a thick skin and an optimism verging on madness" 4Total Film

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