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Naomi Kawase

‘True Mothers’ (‘Asa ga Kuru’): Film Review

Celebrated Japanese director Naomi Kawase explores maternal pain in her drama about adoption, 'True Mothers' ('Asa ga Kuru').

‘Vision’: Film Review | TIFF 2018

Juliette Binoche and Masatoshi Nagase star as lovers in search of a pain-erasing plant in 'Vision,' Naomi Kawase's latest feature.

Tokyo Festival: Naomi Kawase on Why She Loves Filmmaking and How Movies Are Like a “Time Machine”

The Japanese auteur and Cannes regular also talks about her work style, being "like a hunter" when she directs and not paying attention to social media critics.

‘Radiance’ (‘Hikari’): Film Review | Cannes 2017

Japanese director Naomi Kawase's latest film, 'Radiance,' starring a post-'Paterson' Masatoshi Nagase, is her fifth entry in Cannes' official competition.

Cannes Festival Adds Female Directors, Competition Remains Male-Dominated

There are 12 projects from female filmmakers set for the 70th edition, up from nine last year, but only three of the 19 competition entries are directed by women.

‘Still the Water’ (‘Futatsume no mado’): Cannes Review

Croisette regular Naomi Kawase's latest, set on a subtropical island off mainland Japan, revolves around two teenagers inducting themselves into both nature and adulthood.

Japan’s Female Directors Making Their Mark in Patriarchal Industry

Women working in Japan's socially conservative film sector are making inroads, even if true gender equality remains a long ways off.

Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum Announces 2013 Projects

Film festival regulars Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Naomi Kawase and Wang Bing are among directors bringing their latest projects to one of Asia's most prominent co-production platforms in March.