Naomi KAWASE

Naomi KAWASE

Director , Japan

Citation

“What would I have become if I wasn’t a filmmaker? Florist.

Does cinema make me happy? Yes, it fulfills my life.

Why do I film? It’s my destiny.

At what age could I imagine no longer making films? When I die.

How could you define my filmmaking in a word? My life.”

Selected Filmography

1992      EMBRACING ( Ni tsutsumarete) – doc, medium length

1993      WHITE MOON (Shiori tsuki) – doc, medium length

1994      ESCARGOT (Katatsumori) – doc, medium length

1995      SEE HEAVEN ( Ten, mitake) – doc, short

1996      THE SETTING SUN – doc, medium length

THIS WORLD (Utsushi yo) – doc, short

SUZAKU (Moe no suzaku) – Caméra d’or Festival de Cannes 1997

THE WEALD ( Somaudo monogatari) – doc

1999      KALEIDOSCOPE (Manguekyo) – doc

2000      FIREFLY ( Hotaru)

2001      SKY, WIND, FIRE, WATER, EARTH ( Kya ka ra baa) – doc, medium length

2002      LETTER FROM A YELLOW CHERRY BLOSSOM ( Tsuioku no dansu) – doc

2003      SHARA (Sharasoju)

2004      SHADOW ( Kage) – doc, short

2006      BIRTH/MOTHER Tarachime) – doc, medium length

2007      THE MOURNING FOREST ( Mogari no mori) – Grand Prix Festival de Cannes 2009

2008      NANAYOMACHI

2009      KOMA – medium length

2010      GENPIN – doc

2011      HANEZU (Hanezu no tsuki)

2012      TRACE (Chiri) – doc, medium length

2014      STILL THE WATER (Futatsume no mado)

2015      AN

AMAMI – doc, medium length

LIES (Uso) – medium length