"Naomi Kawase retrospective" at the National Film Archive of Japan

Beginning on Christmas Eve, December 24, until January 19, 2020, the National Film Archive of Japan in Kyobashi, Tokyo will present the "Naomi Kawase Retrospective,"

the first large-scale special exhibition of my films here in Japan.

On December 24, the first day will begin with a selection of documentaries, Embracing, Katatsumori, and Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth.

December 24 (Tues.) 15:00

These are representative documentaries from my early career.

I searched for my father and confronted the foster mother who raised me.

These films gave me my connection to the world.

The films led me to commit my life to making films.

In the evening, the second program will present my first fiction film, Suzaku.

December 24 (Tues.) 19:00

Featuring Machiko Ono, who lived at the time in the Nishiyoshino district of Nara Prefecture, the films portrays a family dealing with the loss of the father and beginning to go their separate ways.

The film won the Caméra d'Or for best first film at the Cannes Film Festival.

After the screenings on the first day, I will appear on stage, speaking about my thoughts on these early films and my career in the years since.

Given that it is Christmas Eve, I imagine many of you are busy, but I hope you will be able to attend.

Post-screening Guests

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

After Embracing, etc. (5:15 pm): Naomi Kawase appearance

After Suzaku (8:40 pm): Naomi Kawase appearance

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

After This World (4:10pm) : Naomi Kawase appearance

After Sweet Bean (8:25 pm)

Guests: Miyoko Asada (actor), Motohiro Hata (theme song composer),

Naomi Kawase

Friday, January 10, 2020

After Kaleidoscoope (3:55pm)

Guest: Machiko Ono (actor), Naomi Kawase

After HOTARU/Firefly (8:20pm)

Guest: Yuko Nakamura (actor), Naomi Kawase

Saturday, January 11, 2020

After Vision (2:25pm)

Guests: Mari Natsuki (actor), Naomi Kawase

After Shara (5:45pm)

Guest: Yuka Hyodo (actor), Naomi Kawase

Sunday, January 12, 2020

After Radiance (1:45PM)

Guest: Masatoshi Nagase (actor), Naomi Kawase


After Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom (5:10pm) 

Guests: Shunji Dodo (photographer), Arata Dodo (photographer), Naomi Kawase

Saturday, January 18, 2020

After Birth / Mother, Trace (1:30PM)

Guest: Miyuki Matsuda, Naomi Kawase

After Still the Water (5:35pm)

Guests: Jun Murakami (actor), Makiko Watanabe (actor), Naomi Kawase

Sunday, January 19, 2020

After Genpin (2:40pm) : Naomi Kawase appearance

After The Mourning Forest (5:40pm) : Naomi Kawase appearance

Naomi Kawase Retrospective

Dates: December 24 (Tues) ~ December 27 (Fri);

January 4 (Sat) ~ January 19 (Sun)

Venue: Nagase Memorial Theatre OZU (2nd floor)

National Film Archive of Japan, 3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031

Archive Hours: 11:00 ~ 18:30

Closed: Mondays, December 28, 2019 ~ January 3, 2020

Tickets: ¥520 (Capacity: 308 seats, unreserved, single screening only)

Thak you,