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Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase was born on May 30, 1969 in Nara, Japan. She is a director and writer, known for Sweet Bean (2015), Still the Water (2014) and The Mourning Forest (2007). She was previously married to Takenori Sentô. See full bio »


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Known For

Sweet Bean Director
Still the Water Director
True Mothers Director


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 2022 Tokyo 2020 Olympic SIDE: B (Documentary)
 2020 True Mothers
 2020 Homemade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Naomi Kawase (2020)
 2018/I Vision
 2018 Cinema Fighters (segment "Parallel World")
 2017/II Parallel World (Short)
 2017/II Radiance
 2016/I Seed (Short)
 2015/II Lies (Short)
 2015 Sweet Bean
 2012 Chiri (Documentary)
 2011 3.11 Sense of Home (Documentary) (segment "Home")
 2011 Hanezu
 2010 Genpin (Documentary)
 2009 Visitors (segment "Koma")
 2008 Nanayo
 2006 Birth/Mother (Documentary short)
 2004 Shadow (Documentary short)
 2003 Shara
 2001 Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth (Documentary)
 2000 Firefly
 1999 Kaleidoscope (Documentary)
 1997 The Weald (Documentary)
 1997 Suzaku
 1996 Sun on the Horizon (Documentary)
 1996 This World (Documentary)
 1995 See Heaven (Documentary short)
 1994 Katatsumori (Documentary short)
 1993 White Moon (Documentary)
 1992 Embracing (Documentary short)
 1991 Like Happiness (Documentary short)
 1990 The Girls' Daily Bread (Documentary short)
 1989 A Small Largeness (Documentary short)
 1989 My Sole Family (Documentary short)
 1989 Presently, (Documentary short)
 1988 I Focus on That Which Interests Me (Documentary short)
 1988 My J-W-F (Documentary short)
 1988 Papa's Ice Cream (Documentary short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Naomi Sendo | Naomi Sento


Takenori Sentô  (divorced)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The job of cinema is to concentrate on love or passion.


After being left by her parents, she was raised by her grandparents. She digested those experiences in her movies Embracing (1992) and Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth (2001). See more »

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