Akio Fujimoto was born on March 15th, 1988, in Osaka. In college, he studied psychology and family sociology and went to England and New Zealand to further his studies. After graduation, he enrolled in the Visual Arts academy, an institution that produced world-renowned director Naomi Kawase among others. There, he learned the essence of filmmaking and worked as the chief of the selection committee for the student film category at the Nara International Film Festival. In 2012, he completed his first short film as a director, called Psychedelic Family. A subtly paced piece based on his own experiences in a crumbling family, it received many positive reviews at international film festivals. He moved to Tokyo for his first feature, Passage of Life (2018).

Accolades

Akio Fujimoto and Kazutaka Watanabe and Fumito Yoshida
Best Youth Feature Film, 2018

Passage of Life (Boku no kaeru basho)

Best Youth Feature Film, 2018

Passage of Life (Boku no kaeru basho)

In the long shadow of the 8888 Uprising that rocked Myanmar three decades ago, a Burmese family who immigrated to Japan without a visa debate…

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Films

Passage of Life
2018

Passage of Life (Boku no kaeru basho)

Japan, Myanmar
2018

Passage of Life (Boku no kaeru basho)

In the long shadow of the 8888 Uprising that rocked Myanmar three decades ago, a Burmese family who immigrated to Japan without a visa debate…

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