Naomi Kawase

  • Japanese director, born in Nara in 1969.

    After a degree in photography, she directed several short and mid-length films. In 1997, she completed her first feature film, Suzaku, which won the Caméra d’or in Cannes. The film takes place in Nara, her native province, whose rural landscapes she has never stopped filming. Her body of work stands out through its combination of introspection and spirituality, filmed through the prism of daily life. Hotaru (2000) and The Mourning Forest (2007) were to follow, the latter wining the Grand Prix in Cannes, and later, Hanezu (2010). A member of the Jury in 2013, she returned to present Still the Water in competition the following year. She then created her most popular success Sweet Bean (2015), before shooting Radiance (2017) and Vision (2018).

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  • Dans ses bras (につつまれてNi tsutsumarete) (1992) - Escargot (かたつもりKatatsumori) (1994) - Sun on the Horizon (陽は傾ぶきHi wa katabuki) (1996) - This World (現しよArawashi yo ou Utsushiyo) co-directed with Hirokazu Kore-eda - Suzaku (萌の朱雀Moe no suzaku) (1996) - Les Enracinés de la montagne (杣人物語Somaudo monogatari) (1998) - Kaleidoscope (万華鏡Mangekyo) (1999) - Les Lucioles (火垂Hotaru) (2000) - La Danse des souvenirs (追臆のダンスTsuioku no dansu) (2002) - Shara (沙羅双樹Sharasojyu) (2003) - Ombre (影-ShadowKage-Shadow) (2004) - Naissance et Maternité (垂乳根Tarachime) (2006) - La Forêt de Mogari (殯の森Mogari No Mori) (2007) - Nanayomachi (七夜待) (2008) - Koma () (2009) - Genpin (玄牝) (2010) - Hanezu, l'esprit des montagnes (朱花の月Hanezu no tsuki) (2011) - Still the Water (2つ目の窓Futatsume no mado) (2014) - Les Délices de Tokyo (あんAn) (2015) - Vers la lumière (Hikari) (2017) - Voyage à Yoshino (2018)

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