Director

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

2 Films in collection

Kiyoshi Kurosawa was born in Kobe, Japan in 1955. After graduating from Rikkyo University with a degree in Sociology, the director made his debut feature, Kanda-gawa Inran Senso in 1983. In 1997 Kurosawa’s crime thriller Cure premiered in Tokyo International Film Festival and later screened at the Yokohama Film Festival where it received the award for Best Director. License to Live was screened in Berlin International Film Festival in 1999, followed by Charisma which attracted critical acclaim at Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival. The same year Barren Illusions was entered into Venice Film Festival. In 2001 the slow-burn thriller Pulse was screened in the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard and won the Critics Prize. Kurosawa returned to Cannes in 2003 with Bright Future, an existential drama that screened in main competition. Also in 2003, Kurosawa’s Doppelganger was selected as the opening film for the Pusan International Film Festival. Recently in 2006, Kurosawa’s Retribution was screened out of competition in Venice International Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

2008 TOKYO SONATA
2006 RETRIBUTION
2005 LOFT
2003 DOPPELGANGER
2003 BRIGHT FUTURE
2001 PULSE
2000 SÉANCE
1999 BARREN ILLUSIONS
1999 CHARISMA
1998 LICENSE TO LIVE
1998 SERPENT’S PATH
1998 EYES OF THE SPIDER
1997 CURE
1997 THE REVENGE: A SCAR THAT NEVER DISAPPEARS

To the Ends of the Earth (2019)

Yoko (Atsuko Maeda) hosts a popular global travel show yet is cautious and insular like many young Japanese. But she has a bigger dream. On assignment in Uzbekistan, Yoko and her small TV crew attempt to catch a mythical fish but fail. They also film segments in Samarkand but feel it’s lacking. Indifferent to her job, Yoko prefers texting her boyfriend in Tokyo. At night, she comes across a tied up goat and suggests releasing it on camera. The plan goes awry and Yoko feels indignant and naive. More

Tokyo Sonata (Flyer)

Tokyo Sonata (2008)

TOKYO SONATA is a portrait of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family. The father who abruptly loses his job conceals the truth from his family; the eldest son in college hardly returns home; the youngest son furtively takes piano lessons without telling his parents; and the mother, who knows deep down that her role is to keep the family together, cannot find the will to do so. From the exterior, all is normal and the same. But somehow, a single, unforeseeable chasm has appeared within the family, only to spread ever so quietly and quickly to disintegrate them. More