Naomi Kawase

Films in our catalogue

SHARA

The Aso, a family of four, live in the old town of Nara. On the day of the Jizo Festival in the dizzying heat of midsummer, Kei, one of the Asos' twin boys suddenly disappears, as if he had been spirited away... For the family left behind, the flow of time (...)

Biography

Born in Nara prefecture in 1969. After graduatinBorn in Nara prefecture in 1969. After graduating from the Osaka School of Photography (currently the School of Visual Arts) in 1989, worked as a lecturer at the school for four years. In 1993, "Embracing", which put on film her search for the father who abandoned her in her youth, won the Encouragement Award at th Image Forum Festival and "White Moon", her fiction film was invited to show at the Pia Film Festival. At the Yamagata International Documentary Fim Festival 1995, "Embracing" was given a Special Mention FIPRESCI Prize and "Katatsumori", her portrait of the grandmother who raised her, won an Award for Excellence in the New Asia Currents program. In 1997, released "This world", 8mm film correspondence with director Hirokazu KOREEDA. Directed and wrote the screenplay for the first 35mm fiction film "Suzaku", which in 1997 won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Singapore International Film Fetival, and the Camera D'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival. In the sameyere, completed "The Weald", a portrayal of the six groups of elderly people living in the mountains of Nishi-yoshino,Nara. "The Weald", which in 1999 won the Special Mention Prize at the Nyon International Film Festival. In 1999, released "Mangekyo" (A Kaleidoscope) at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. "Hotaru" (directed, wrote the screenplay, photographed, music and edited fiction film "Hotaru", which in 2000 won FPRESCI Prize and CICAE Prize Europe at the Locarno International Film Festival . In 2002, "Letter from a yellow cherry blossoms" was released in the retrospective of Naomi Kawase at the Infinity Film Festival in Alba and Jeu de Paume in Paris. New feature film "Shara-souju" will be release in 2003. Kawase has written a novelization of her film, "Suzaku" and "Hotaru" (Gentosha). g from the Osaka School of Photography (currently the School of Visual Arts) in 1989, worked as a lecturer at the school for four years. In 1993, "Embracing", which put on film her search for the father