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First challenge Opera"La Tosca" rehearse has just begun!
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--It's just from the fateful encounter-- Just started for the new film shooting "Vision".
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Greetings on the stage in Kansai!
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Prize of the Ecumenical Jury!
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New Release "RADIANCE"!!
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"Radiance" has nominated for the Cannes film festival!
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Naomi Kawase Retrospective at MoMA 〈6/25-7/14〉
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Director Kawase is on NHK WORLD program now
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The Audience Award of the festival "Spring of Films"
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Naomi Kawase, President of The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury

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Naomi KAWASE

Filmmaker based in Nara, Japan

Born and raised in Nara, KAWASE graduated from Visual Arts Osaka in 1989. Her films, ‘Embracing’ and ‘KATATSUMORI’ received international recognitions and awards at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 1995. With her first feature, SUZAKU (1997), she became the youngest filmmaker to receive the Camera d’Or at the Festival de Cannes with her. At the Fesitival de Cannes, she has also won the Grand Prix with The Mourning Forest /MOGARI (2007), the Carrosse d'Or in 2009, and also served as one of the jurors for the competition in 2013. In 2015, KAWASE was bestowed with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Minister of Culture. In 2017,”Hikari”(RADIANCE) was selected as one of the competition films and given Ecumenical Jury awards

Aside from being a filmmaker, she is the founder and Executive Director for the Nara International Film Festival.

Works

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  • AN (2015)(Fiction Feature)AN (2015)
  • Still the Water (2014)(Fiction Feature)Still the Water (2014)
  • HANEZU (2011)(Fiction Feature)HANEZU (2011)
  • NANAYO (2008)(Fiction Feature)NANAYO (2008)
  • MOGARI-The Mourning Forest (2007)(Fiction Feature)MOGARI-The Mourning Forest (2007)
  • SHARA (2003)(Fiction Feature)SHARA (2003)
  • HOTARU / Firefly (2000)(Fiction Feature)HOTARU / Firefly (2000)
  • SUZAKU (1997)(Fiction Feature)SUZAKU (1997)
  • CHIRI / Trace (2012)(Documentary)CHIRI / Trace (2012)
  • GENPIN (2010)(Documentary)GENPIN (2010)
  • TARACHIME (Birth/Mother) (2006)(Documentary)TARACHIME (Birth/Mother) (2006)
  • KAGE-Shadow (2004)(Documentary)KAGE-Shadow (2004)
  • Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom (2002)(Documentary)Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom (2002)
  • The Weald (1997)(Documentary)The Weald (1997)
  • Mangekyo-Kaleidoscope (1999)(Documentary)Mangekyo-Kaleidoscope (1999)
  • Kya Ka Ra BaA (Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth) (2001)(Documentary)Kya Ka Ra BaA (Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth) (2001)
  • This World (1996)(Documentary)This World (1996)
  • Sun on the Horizon (1996)(Documentary)Sun on the Horizon (1996)
  • See the Heaven (1995)(Documentary)See the Heaven (1995)
  • KATATSUMORI (1994)(Documentary)KATATSUMORI (1994)
  • Embracing (1992)(Documentary)Embracing (1992)
  • KOMA (2009)(Fiction, Medium-Length)KOMA (2009)
  • A Field of Wasabi (2012)(Short)A Field of Wasabi (2012)
  • WASURE NAGUSA (2011)(Short)WASURE NAGUSA (2011)
  • HOME (2011)(Short)HOME (2011)
  • INORI (2012)(Docufiction)INORI (2012)