Born in July 1955 in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, Kurosawa started directing 8mm independent films while studying Sociology at Rikkyo University. In 1980, his first work Shigarami Gakuen screened at PIA Film Festival. Kurosawa then spent the next few years studying with directors Kazuhiko Hasegawa and Shinji Somai. In 1983, he made his commercial debut with the feature film, Kandagawa Wars. Kurosawa’s credits include: Cure—Best Director, Yokohama Film Festival, Charisma— highly acclaimed at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 1999, Pulse—Critics’ Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival in Un Certain Regard 2001, Bright Future, Doppelganger and Retribution.

Films

Tokyo Sonata
2008

Tokyo Sonata

Japan, Netherlands
2008

Tokyo Sonata

Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house…

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Journey to the Shore
2015

Journey to the Shore (Kishibe no Tabi)

Japan, France
2015

Journey to the Shore (Kishibe no Tabi)

An exploration of the Japanese concept of ‘mitoru’, the act of watching over or accompanying a dying person until their death, Journey to the Shore…

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