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Photo of Akiko Ashizawa

Akiko Ashizawa

“演出部って人間関係そのものが仕事になっていくような気がして。そういうのがおそらく自分には向いてないなって思って。それに撮影をやっている人たちがキャメラマンだけでなく助手さんも露出計をもって光を計測したりしていて、すごく恰好よく見えたんですね。それを見ていて撮影部をやりたいな、と思っていたのです。”

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    TOKYO SONATA

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan, 2008

    If any movie changed the perception that Kiyoshi Kurosawa only excelled at horror films, this is it: a domestic drama—the hallowed realm of Ozu—but reinvented. A prizewinner at Cannes, he scored his biggest hit yet with an unusual blend of redemptive family story, dystopian dread, and deadpan humor.

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    JOURNEY TO THE SHORE

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan, 2015

    Though best known for J-horror, Kiyoshi Kurosawa confirms his remarkable versatility with this genre-bending road movie that paints an otherworldly portrait of love and death. Melding romance with the supernatural, Journey to the Shore is full of moments of surprising tenderness and melancholy.

    PENANCE

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan, 2012

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa has no fear of cinema’s many shapes and sizes, and his version of a television miniseries takes full advantage of its possibilities for storytelling. The result is a genre-bending, deeply immersive saga of a crime and a curse that follows four girls’s divergent paths into adulthood.

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