Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

  • Japanese director born in Kobe in 1955.

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa directed his first short films in Super 8 when he was a sociology student. He started to direct commercial films in 1983.
    He directed many video films (or direct-to-video), before the presentation of CURE (1997) abroad earned him international recognition. He subsequently directed around thirty films, including Pulse (2000), Jellyfish (2002), Retribution (2006) and Tokyo Sonata (2008).
    In 2011, his television series Shokuzai was widely acclaimed.
    He currently teaches at the Tokyo University of the Arts. His film, Journey to the Shore won the Best Director Award in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. In 2020, he won the Silver Lion at Mostra de Venice with Wife of a Spy.

  • Kandagawa wars (神田川淫乱戦争, 1983) – The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (ドレミファ娘の血は騒ぐ1985)  Sweet Home (スウィートホーム, 1988) – The Guard from the Underground (地獄の警備員, 1991) – DOOR III (1996)  Cure (キュア, 1997) – License to live (ニンゲン合格, 1998) – Charisma (カリスマ, 1999) – Barren Illusions (大いなる幻影, 1999) – Seance (降霊, 1999) – Kaïro (回路, 2000) – Jellyfish (アカルイミライ, 2002) – Doppelganger (ドッペルゲンガー, 2002) - LOFT (ロフト, 2005) - Retribution (, 2006) – Tokyo Sonata (トウキョウソナタ, 2008)  – Shokuzai (贖罪, 2011) – Real (リアル~完全なる首長竜の日~, 2013) – Seventh Code (セブンスコード, 2013) – Journey To The Shore (岸辺の旅) – Creepy (2016) – Daguerrotype (2016) – Before We Vanish  (2017) – Wife of a Spy (スパイの妻) (2020)

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