Shinji Aoyama

Aoyama Shinji

  • Name: Aoyama Shinji
  • Native name: 青山真治
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 13, 1964
  • Died: March 21, 2022
Born in Fukuoka, Aoyama Shinji is a film and stage director and screenwriter. He made his feature debut with Helpless (1996) and won the FIPRESCI Award and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Eureka (2000). His film Desert Moon (2001) was invited to compete at the Cannes Film Festival, and Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (2002) was invited to the Berlin International Film Festival’s Forum section. In 2001, he novelized his own film Eureka, which earn him the Mishima Yukio Prize. Eli Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (2005) was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, and Crickets (2006) and Sad Vacation (2007) were presented in the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival. His films Tokyo Park (2011) and Backwater (2013) won the Golden Leopard and the Boccalino Award, respectively, at the Locarno Film Festival.

Around the spring of 2021, he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and started receiving treatment as an outpatient, but his condition deteriorated and he was later hospitalized. He died of cervical esophageal cancer at 0:30 on March 21, 2022, at the age of 57.

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Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
2011 CUT
Movie
6.6
2008 R246 Story
Movie
5.0
1994 The Dream of Garuda
Movie
6.0
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2020 Kingyo Hime
Special
7.1
2015 Shokuzai no Sonata
Drama
6.5
2013 The Backwater
Movie
7.0
2013 Saijo no Puropozu
Drama
7.1
2011 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero
Movie
0.0
2006 Crickets
Movie
3.0
2001 Desert Moon
Movie
6.5
1999 EM Embalming
Movie
6.6
1999 Shady Grove
Movie
6.8
1996 Chinpira: Two Punks
Movie
8.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2020 Living in Your Sky
Movie
6.5
2015 Broken Hearts for Sale
Movie
0.0
2012 Spiders Nau
Drama
9.0
2011 Tokyo Park
Movie
6.7
2007 Sad Vacation
Movie
6.8
2006 Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?
Movie
7.1
2005 Lakeside Murder Case
Movie
6.8
2002 Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name
Movie
2.0
2000 Eureka
Movie
7.8
1997 An Obsession
Movie
6.7
1997 Wild Life
Movie
5.0
1996 Helpless
Movie
6.5
Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2016 Haru Neko
Movie
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2011 The Three Points
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Himself (Guest Role)
Himself
Guest Role
0.0
2001 Chloe
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Kitano (Support Role)
Kitano
Support Role
6.4
1999 Barren Illusions
Japanese Movie, 1999,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.2
Articles
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  • First Name: Shinji
  • Family Name: Aoyama
  • Native name: 青山真治
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 13, 1964
  • Died: March 21, 2022

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