Naomi Kawase

Kawase Naomi

  • Name: Kawase Naomi
  • Native name: 河瀬直美
  • Also Known as: Sento Naomi, 仙頭直美, かわせ なおみ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: May 30, 1969
  • Age: 54
Kawase Naomi is a Japanese film director from Kidera-cho, Nara City, Nara prefecture. She graduated from Nara City Ichijo High School, and from the film department of Osaka Photography College. She is a councilor of the 1300th Anniversary Business Association of Heijo and the executive director of Nara International Film Festival.

In 2007, "The Mourning Forest" won the Grand Prix at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival.

In 2009, at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival, she was the first woman and Asian to receive the "Carrosse d'or Gold Award" given to directors who contributed to the festival.

In 2014, "Still the Water" won the Grand Prix Best Feature Award at the 12th Vladivostok International Film Festival.

In 2015, she was the first Japanese female film director to receive the Chevalier Medal of French Arts and Culture.

In 2017, "Hikari" was exhibited in the competition section of the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. Although she missed the highest award, Palme d'Or, she won the Ecumenical Jury Award in the independent category. She was the first Japanese female director to receive an award in this category. Edit Biography
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2022 Tokyo 2020 Olympics Side: A
Movie
0.0
2018 Parallel World
Movie
0.0
2018 Cinema Fighters
Movie
7.5
2015 Lies
Movie
8.0
2011 3.11 A Sense of Home
Movie
1.0
2010 Genpin
Movie
8.0
2009 Visitors
Movie
6.3
2009 Cinematic Correspondences: Isaki Lacuesta - Naomi Kawase
Movie
0.0
1996 This World
Movie
0.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2020 True Mothers
Movie
7.9
2018 Vision
Movie
7.2
2017 Radiance
Movie
7.4
2016 Seed
Movie
6.8
2015 Sweet Bean
Movie
8.2
2015 Amami
Movie
0.0
2014 Still the Water
Movie
7.2
2012 Trace
Movie
0.0
2011 Hanezu
Movie
6.8
2008 Nanayo
Movie
6.9
2007 The Mourning Forest
Movie
7.1
2006 Birth/Mother
Movie
0.0
2004 Shadow
Movie
0.0
2003 Shara
Movie
7.5
2002 Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom
Movie
0.0
2001 Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth
Movie
0.0
2000 Firefly
Movie
0.0
1999 Kaleidoscope
Movie
0.0
1997 Suzaku
Movie
7.5
1997 The Weald
Movie
0.0
1996 Sun on the Horizon
Movie
0.0
1995 Memory of the Wind
Movie
0.0
1995 See Heaven
Movie
7.5
1994 Katatsumori
Movie
7.8
1993 White Moon
Movie
0.0
1992 Embracing
Movie
7.2
1991 Like Happiness
Movie
0.0
1990 The Girls' Daily Bread
Movie
0.0
1989 My Solo Family
Movie
0.0
1989 Ima,
Movie
0.0
1989 A Small Largeness
Movie
0.0
1988 Papa's Ice Cream
Movie
0.0
1988 My J-W-F
Movie
0.0
1988 I Focus on That Which Interests Me
Movie
0.0
1988 The Concretization of These Things Flying Around Me
Movie
0.0
Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2015 A Midsummer's Fantasia
Movie
7.4
2013 A Tale of Your Scab
Movie
0.0
2010 Last Chestnuts
Movie
0.0
Executive Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2022 Beyond the Fog
Movie
0.0
2020 Seeing Nara Again
Movie
8.0
2019 The Nikaidos' Fall
Movie
7.4
2018 The Wolves of the East
Movie
0.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Yamada Takayuki no Cannes Kokusai Eigasai
Japanese Drama, 2017, 11 eps
[Herself] (Ep. 6-7) (Guest Role)
11
[Herself] (Ep. 6-7)
Guest Role
8.6
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2020 Silent Rain
Japanese Movie, 2020,
[Koyomi's mother] (Support Role)
[Koyomi's mother]
Support Role
7.5
2014 The Tale Of Iya
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Dr. Amamiya (Support Role)
Dr. Amamiya
Support Role
7.2
2013 Shining Besides Funny Moon
Japanese Movie, 2013,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
2012 Trace
Japanese Movie, 2012,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
0.0
2009 Cinematic Correspondences: Isaki Lacuesta - Naomi Kawase
Japanese Movie, 2009,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
0.0
2006 Birth/Mother
Japanese Movie, 2006,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
0.0
2003 Shara
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Reiko (Support Role)
Reiko
Support Role
7.5
2002 Letter from a Yellow Cherry Blossom
Japanese Movie, 2002,
[Herself] (Guest Role)
[Herself]
Guest Role
0.0
2001 Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth
Japanese Movie, 2001,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
0.0
1999 Kaleidoscope
Japanese Movie, 1999,
[Herself / Voice] (Main Role)
[Herself / Voice]
Main Role
0.0
1998 Love & Pop
Japanese Movie, 1998,
[Hiromi's narration] (Support Role)
[Hiromi's narration]
Support Role
7.6
1992 Embracing
Japanese Movie, 1992,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
7.2
1988 My J-W-F
Japanese Movie, 1988,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
0.0
1988 Papa's Ice Cream
Japanese Movie, 1988,
[Herself] (Main Role)
[Herself]
Main Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
1998 Jounetsu Tairiku
Japanese TV Show, 1998, 1236 eps
(Ep. 864) {Aug 2, 2015} (Guest)
1236
(Ep. 864) {Aug 2, 2015}
Guest
8.0
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  • First Name: Naomi
  • Family Name: Kawase
  • Native name: 河瀬直美
  • Also Known as: Sento Naomi, 仙頭直美, かわせ なおみ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: May 30, 1969
  • Age: 54

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