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Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase

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Biography

Naomi Kawase (born 1969 in Nara, Japan) is a Japanese film director. She was also known as Naomi Sento with her then-husband's surname. Many of her works have been documentaries, including Embracing/ Ni tsutsumarete, about her search for the father who abandoned her as a child, and Katatsumori, about the grandmother who raised her. After graduating from the Osaka School of Photography (then the School of Visual Arts) in 1989, she spent an additional four years there as a lecturer before releasing Embracing. She became the youngest winner of la Caméra d'Or award (the award for the best new director) at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for her first 35mm film Moe no Suzaku. She novelized her films Moe no Suzaku and Firefly. She won the Grand Prix of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival for her fourth full-length film The Mourning Forest/ Mogari no Mori.


Filmography:

Ni tsutsumarete/ Embracing (40´, Japan, 1992)
Katatsumori (Japan, 1994)
Ten, mitake/ See Heaven (10´, Japan, 1995)
Hotaru/ Firefly (164´, Japan, 2000)
Kya ka ra ba a/ Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth (50´, Japan, 2001)
Tsuioku no dansu/ Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom (65´, Japan, 2003)
Sharasojyu/ Shara (100´, Japan, 2003)
Tarachime/ Naissance et maternité (32´, Japan/France, 2006)
Mogari no mori/ The Mourning Forest (97´, Japan/France, 2007)
Nanayomachi (90´, Japan/France, 2008)
In Between Days - with Isaki Lacuesta (40´, Japan/Spain, 2009)
Koma (34´, South Korea, 2009) - segment of Visitors
Genpin (92', Japan, 2010)
Hanezu (91', Japan, 2011)
3.11 Sense of Home (75', Japan, 2011)
60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (60', Estonia, 2011)
Chiri (45', Japan, 2012)

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Haiku - Naomi Kawase

Haiku - Naomi Kawase (Orig.) / Japan

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