Reflections on the dark side of a tropical island

Jul 16, 2014

Reflections on the dark side of a tropical island

by Mark Schilling

Naomi Kawase was once Japan’s best-known female director abroad; now she is one of its most internationally prominent directors, regardless of gender. This change is largely due to her long association with the Cannes film festival, where her first fiction feature, “Moe no Suzaku ...

Kawase eyes Cannes prize for 'masterpiece'

May 11, 2014

Kawase eyes Cannes prize for 'masterpiece'

Naomi Kawase, the first Japanese director to be a member of the Cannes jury, is returning to the competition this year with a film she has dubbed her “masterpiece.” And for an auteur who has already bagged the Camera D’Or and the Grand Prix, ...