Nippon Honor Award

Kiyoshi KUROSAWA, one of the most renowned contemporary auteurs of Japanese cinema, will receive the NIPPON HONOR AWARD, sponsored by Lufthansa, at the 16th Nippon Connection Film Festival. The NIPPON HONOR AWARD honors personalities who have made a significant contribution to Japanese film and will be awarded for the second time. The award ceremony will take place during the festival opening on May 24, 2016 at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Kiyoshi KUROSAWA will accept the award in person, and his recent Cannes entry, JOURNEY TO THE SHORE, will open the festival. Audiences can also look forward to seeing his latest thriller, CREEPY, as well as his two classics CURE and TOKYO SONATA.


About Kiyoshi KUROSAWA

Kiyoshi KUROSAWA is one of the groundbreaking directors working in contemporary Japanese cinema. Born in Kobe in 1955, he started his career as an assistant director for Shinji SOMAI, among others. Following his work as a director on several pink films and direct-to-video movies, he achieved a major international breakthrough with the serial murder thriller CURE (1997). Subsequent features such as CHARISMA (2000), PULSE (2001) or LOFT (2005 / NC ’06) solidified his reputation as an innovative master of the macabre. With TOKYO SONATA (2008) he switched to the most Japanese of genres, the family drama, while still retaining his signature style. His Venice Film Festival entry, the five-part television mini-series PENANCE (2012), as well as the Locarno competition entry REAL (2013), received much attention.