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Kiyoshi Kurosawa

“I don’t start with a philosophical or thematical approach. Instead I often start with a genre that’s relatively easy to understand and then explore how I want to work in that genre.”

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    WIFE OF A SPY

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan, 2020

    Genre master Kiyoshi Kurosawa turns to Alfred Hitchcock for inspiration with this Venice Silver Lion-winner, a riveting tale of cloaked identities and marital distrust. Immaculately directed, this nail-biting thriller makes a reflexive case for filmmaking as the ultimate act of political subversion.

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    PULSE

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan, 2001

    Long before winning the Silver Lion for Wife of a Spy, master genre stylist Kiyoshi Kurosawa took Cannes by surprise with this reflection on loneliness and technology. Utterly terrifying, Pulse is a prophetic, intensely eerie cult classic that is still superior to its many imitators.

    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.

    FLOWERS OF TAIPEI: TAIWAN NEW CINEMA

    Chinlin Hsieh Taiwan, 2014

    Featuring interviews with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Bing, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Jia Zhangke, this documentary portrait provides a thorough perspective on the landmark New Taiwanese Cinema. An essential document of one of 20th century cinema’s most significant chapters.

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