JAPAN

Nagisa OSHIMA

Nagisa OSHIMA
Biography

Born on March 31, 1932, in Kyoto. After studying law at Kyoto University, he entered Shochiku Ofuna Studio and worked as an assistant director with Masaki Kobayashi and Hideo Oba. Oshima made his feature-film directorial debut in 1959 with “Ai to Kibo no Machi” (“Street of Love and Hope”). Next year, Oshima released his landmark “Seishun Zankoku Monogatari” (“Cruel Story of Youth”) and “Taiyo no Hakaba” (“The Sun’s Burial”). His next film “Nihon no Yoru to Kiri” (“Night and Fog in Japan” / 1960) was considered too political and it was pulled from circulation just three days after its release, which made Oshima leave the studio to become an independent producer. He made a lot of controversial and ambitious works, including "Shiiku" ("The Catch" / 1961), “Gishiki” (“The Ceremony” / 1971) and “Ai no Korida” (“In the Realm of the Senses” / 1976), with which Oshima gained international acclaim. With “Ai no Borei” (“Empire of Passion”), he won the Best Director Award at the Festival de Cannes in 1978. For the first time in 13 years after Oshima made “Max, mon amour” (1987), he released his last film “Gohatto” (“Taboo”) and the film made its world premiere at the Festival de Cannes in 1999.

Films presented at Cannes

AI NO KORÎDA IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES 2017 Cannes Classics Script / Dialogue, Director
SEISHUN ZANKOKU MONOGATARI CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH 2014 Cannes Classics Director, Script / Dialogue
GOHATTO 2000 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
MAX MON AMOUR 1986 In Competition – Feature Films Script / Dialogue, Director
AI NO BOREI 1978 In Competition – Feature Films Script / Dialogue, Director

Awards

L'EMPIRE DE LA PASSION
AI NO BOREI 1978 Award for Best Director Script / Dialogue, Director
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Directors

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Bertrand TAVERNIER

Jon SHENK

Jon SHENK

Liv ULLMANN

Liv ULLMANN

Actress, Actress
Lars Von Trier

Lars Von Trier

Script Writer
Miklós JANCSÓ

Miklós JANCSÓ

Director
Michel FRANCO

Michel FRANCO

Director
Omar EL ZOHAIRY

Omar EL ZOHAIRY

Ursula MEIER

Ursula MEIER

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