The Japan Foundation Film Series Part 3: Event

Flashback / Flashforward: Staging the Past

Conference / Director: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi (free of charge)
Sep. 17 (Sat.) 17:40

Kurosawa was born in 1955. He debuted with Kandagawa Wars (1983), which was followed by The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (1985) and Sweet Home (1989). TheGuard from the Underground (1992),the Katte ni Shiyagare series, and the Revenge series have the unique imprints of this director. Such films as Cure (1997) and License to Live (1998) received acclaim at film festivals abroad. In 1999, Kurosawa completed two major works, Charisma and Barren Illusions. In 2001, his Pulse received the FIPRESI Award at the Cannes Film Festival and in 2003 Bright Future competed for the Palm d’Or in Cannes.Another film, Doppelgänger, was released in the same year. His latest works, Mushitachi no Ie (2005) and Loft (2005) are scheduled to be released later this year. Kurosawa has written several books, including Eizo no Karisuma (Charisma of Images), Eiga wa Osoroshii (Movies are Scary) and Kurosawa Kiyoshi no Kyofu no Eiga-shi (Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s History of Horror Films). His Pulse will be commercially released in the United States this November, and has been remade in Hollywood.

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