Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2008
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  • Japan
  • Netherlands

Nomination Detail

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.

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