Kirin Kiki is a revered Japanese actress with over 100 film and television credits. Winner of two Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actress for films Tokyo Tower: Mom and MeSometimes Dad (2011) and Chronicles of my Mother (2011) and over a dozen Best Supporting Actress awards in Japan and internationally, Kiki has received two high national honours from the Japanese government. A collaborator with Japanese auteur and APSA Academy member Hirokazu Koreeda on the films Our Little Sister (2015) Like Father, Like Son (2013) I Wish (2011) and Still Walking (2008), Kiki is widely known for her role in Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arietty (2010). In An she stars alongside her granddaughter Kyara Uchida.

Accolades

Kirin Kiki
Best Actress, 2015

Kirin Kiki

Best Actress, 2015

Kirin Kiki

An (Sweet Bean)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2015 Kirin Kiki is a revered Japanese actress with over 100 film and television credits. Winner of two Japanese…

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Films

Shoplifters
2018

Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)

Japan
2018

Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku)

Winner – Best Feature Film, 2018 After one of their now familiar shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the…

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An
2015

An (Sweet Bean)

Japan, France, Germany
2015

An (Sweet Bean)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2015 The sweet red bean jam called an is the lifeblood of the little pastry shop run by the…

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