-  The Young Jury ( Crédit Mutue ) prize

@ Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux Film Festival 11 -18/10/14


- The Grand Prize in the Film Section

@ Kyoto International Film Festival in Creator’s Factory Oct. 16 -19


  Aki Yamato’s THE TIE AND THE WALL awarded in Japan!

- Honorable Mention at Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2014 :



- Runner-up Prize at Aichi International Women’s Festival 2014 :


  Congratulations to Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI, his film MY MAN received Grand Prix "Golden George" for the best film at Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow (June 19 to 28, 2014), also Tadanobu ASANO for "Silver George" for the best actor !!


A Aki Yamamoto film, THE TIE AND THE WALL, was broadcast on Court-circuit / ARTE April 4, 2014 :



the film will be offered to the public free of charge untill Friday, April 11, on the website : http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/049265-000/la-cravate-et-le-mur

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s THE WOMAN IN THE SILVER PLATE which will be shooted in the end of this year, will be supported by the French TV, Arte France Cinema : http://cineuropa.org/nw.aspx?t=newsdetail&l=en&did=253936

Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s SUMMER’S END won Guimet Museum Prize at Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinéma in France. http://www.guimet.fr/fr/auditorium/cinema/vesoul-a-paris-coup-de-coeur-du-jury-guimet

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s REAL will be released in France on 26th of March.


Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s the previous movie, SUMMER'S END will be in competition at Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinéma in France ( from 11th to 18th February ).  www.cinemas-asie.com.

After having won tow prizes at the last Rome International Film Festival http://www.romacinemafest.it/ecm/web/fcr/en/home/content/the-official-awards-of-the-8th-rome-film-festival.0000.FCR-3846, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s SEVENTH CODE was screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/seventh-code/

  The world premier screening of Kiyoshi Kuroswa’s new movie “Seventh Code” will take place at Roma Film Festival Competition. He shot it last June with a Japanese star, Atuko Maeda in Vladivostok in Siberia.

Kiyoshi Kurowawa’s new movie, “REAL” will be in Toronto International Film Festival in September, after its participation in international competition of Locarno International Film Festival in August.


The release of Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s new movie “Natsu no Owari / The end of summer” on August 31 in Japan, based on Jakucho Setouchi’s novel, with very beautiful cast : Hikari Mitsushima, Go Ayano and Kaoru Kobayashi.



We finished the filming of “La Cravate et Le Mur / The Tie and The Wall” by Aki Yamamoto in the middle of June.

French release of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “SHOKUZAI / Penance” is very successful : 70,802 audience in 3 weeks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWvgqr7r9tk 

The movie will be also released in Benelux on 25th July.

On May 3rd, Kauzuyoshi Kumakiri finished the shooting of " My Man " adapted by the novel of Kazuki Sakuraba, literary prize Naoki. The movie is carried by big Japanese stars, Fumi Nikaido, Tadanobu Asano and Tatsuya Fuji ( Nagisa Oshima’s “In the Realm of the Senses”).

"Shokuzai" is a television series of five episodes directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. It was produced and broadcasted by the Japanese channel Wowow. In France it is released as two movies, " Shokuzai - Those who wanted to remember " on April 29th and " Shokuzai - Those who wanted to forget " on June 5th. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHycfP6KUfU

Yuki Kawamura’s 1st full-length documentary (92’) “Mirror of the Bride” won the Librarians’ Award (2 500 EUR) at International First Films Competition of CINEA DU REEL @ Pompidou Center Paris ( 21st – 31st March 2013 ) Bravo !! http://www.cinemadureel.org/en/awards-of-the-35th-cinema-du-reel?set_language=en

Kiyoshi Kuroswa’s short movie “Beautiful, New Bay Area Project” was shown at Hong Kong International Film Festival (from March 17 to April 2) with shorts of 3 other Asian filmmakers : http://www.hkiff.org.hk/eng/film/detail/4/37185-beautiful-2013.html  It was the Festival’s order, entitled <Beauty 2013>.

Yuki Kawamura’s 1st full-length documentary (92’) “Mirror of the Bride” is for International Firts Films Competition of CINEA DU REEL @ Pompidou Center Paris ( 21st – 31st March 2013 )


Kiyoshi Kurosawa will present Nov. 23 rd in the Festival of Three Continents of Nantes, the movie version of PENANCE which the origin is of a television series of 5 episodes, produced by the Japanese TV channel, WOWOW. http://www.3continents.com/en/film/penance/

Yuki Kawamura’s short film FOUR MONTHS AFTER will be in international competition of XXII International Movie Message festival to Man in Saint-Pertersburg (from 22 till 29 September 2012).


Festival d’Automne de Paris 2012 presents Min Tanaka’s dance performance around Thomas Gleb's works at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, September Friday, 21 8:30 pm and Saturday, 22 3:30 pm and 8:30 pm.


Retrospective of Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s movies at the Festival INDIE 2012 in Brazil( from 7 till 13 September ) http://www.indiefestival.com.br/2012/bh/mostra.php?cod=3

Tribute to Thomas Gleb " Sacré Blanc! " at the Museum Jean-Luçat of Angers until November 18th, 2012.


The retrospective of Kiyoshi Kurosawa started on March 14th evening. Henri Langlois screening room was full up. The audience was charmed by the opening movie "Retribution". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8IDSaltSJc

At the Cinémathèque française, a big retrospective of Kiyoshi KUROSAWA will take place from March 14th to April 19th, with almost totality of his movies.


On Thursday, March 15th from 7 pm, He will give a cinema lesson " Kiyoshi Kurosawa by Kiyoshi Kurosawa ".

On Monday, March 17th from 7pm, a conference on Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s cinema, will be given by Diane Arnaud, the author of book on the film-maker " Memory of the Disappearance".

Kiyoshi Kurosawa with whom we are devoloping an original film project " The woman on the argentic plate", is at Aisian Film Festival in Deauville (from 7 to 11 March) which organize for him a tribute with his seven movies in his presence. http://www.deauvilleasia.com/?lg=2

KUROSAWA’s WAY was showed at the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 24th. The session Q&A with the director, took place after the screening in the very warm atmosphere. Thank you very much in all those who came to see the film as far as Roppongi!  http://2011.tiff-jp.net/news/en/?p=1008

Unbelievable! We were informed about the broadcasting of KUROSAWA’S WAY only for September 30th. But in reality, it was broadcasted 6 times in a week : from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2. http://www.cinemaniac.fr/news/nuit-kurosawa-sur-cine-classic-le-doc-kurosawa-la-voie-cannes-classics-2-films

The two representative movies of Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI with whom we are developing actively the movie project CONSAOLATION, are visible in Paris.


"Skethches of Kaitan City" his sadly charming last movie

(GRAND PRIX in Cinemanila International Film Festival 2010, JURY PRIZE in Festival of the Asiatic Movie of Dauville 2011) 9.24 7:00 pm and 10.18 4:30 pm

"Kichiku / Banquets of the Beasts" his brilliant and disturbing first movie (GRAND PRIX in Taormina Film Fest 1998 / Berlin International Film Festival 1998 / Toronto International Film Festival 1998) 10.11 4:30 pm and 10.15 8:00 pm

la Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris


Change of program AKIRA KUROSAWA NIGT on CINE + :

Kurosawa’s way would be broadcasted at 10:55 pm Friday, September 30 →



A special screening of Catherine Cadou’s KUROSAWA’S WAY at the next Tokyo International Film Festival on Monday, 24 oct. at 5:30 pm (the opening of doors at 5:10 pm) @ Toho Cinémas Roppongi Hills Salle 5. It will be probably the unique opportunity in Japan to see this movie, a warm tribute to KUROSAWA Akira. Do not miss it for all those who will be in Tokyo. The director will be also in Tokyo. More information on http://2011.tiff-jp.net/en/lineup/works.php?id=216

KUROSAWA’S WAY will be broadcasted on Ciné+ (ex CinéCinéma) Classic,

on Friday, September 30th at 8 pm. It will be followed by three KUROSAWA Akira’s moviesDodes’ka-denRed Beard and Stray Dog.

Ref. http://www.cineplus.fr/cineplusclassic

The official screening of KUROSAWA’S WAY took place on FRIDAY, 13 at 5 pm

at the screening room BUNUEL, as Cannes Classics selection

of the 64th Cannes Film Festival (from 11 to 22 May 2011)

Ref.  http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/11143213/year/2011.html

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