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Kiyoshi Kurosawa Poster

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Overview (1)

Born in Kobe, Japan

Mini Bio (1)

Kiyoshi Kurosawa was born on July 19, 1955 in Kobe, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Tokyo Sonata (2008), Kairo (2001) and Cure (1997).

Spouse (1)

? (? - present)

Trade Mark (7)

Frequently casts actor Kôji Yakusho, whom he sees as a representation of himself.
Lack of transitions between scenes other than straight cuts
Places equal importance on actions that occur outside of the frame
Questions of one's identity and one's role in society
Use of ambient sound to convey mood
Depiction of nature as an inscrutable and sinister force
Use of older buildings that are sometimes abandoned, run-down, or condemned

Trivia (1)

Is not related to Akira Kurosawa.

Personal Quotes (3)

Until now [2007], I had conditions that allowed me to make films as I wanted. But in the past five years, I have become increasingly aware that it is more and more difficult for me to release my films, or even to make them. I am a bit worried, but I am trying to remain optimistic.
I would probably have to say that the student films I made on Super-8 are my most personal. I shot and edited them myself. Once I started making commercial films and working with a large cast, D.P. and crew, I've never felt that I could call any of the films I made in this format personal.
I'm interested. Because the system of filmmaking is so different between the two countries, I'd have to start off by learning the American way of making films. And it seems like a lot of trouble to me at this point. If someone would offer me the possibility of remaking one of my films my own way, as a Japanese film, I would be interested but I don't expect it. It would be difficult, and I doubt it's likely to happen.

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