Cutie and the Boxer

82 mins
8 / 10 (603)


In 1969, art student Noriko met the older Ushio and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world. Now 80, Ushio is consumed with reinforcing his legacy, while Noriko has her own creative voice, depicting their chaotic relationship in a series of drawings.

MUBI's take

Winner of the Best Director Award at Sundance, Zachary Heinzerling’s debut feature is a delicate and fascinating portrait of love and art. Gorgeously rendered and vehemently intimate, this Oscar®-nominated documentary observes its unforgettable characters in all of their complexities and surprises.

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