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Kiyoshi Kurosawa wins best director award for ‘Wife of a Spy’ at Venice

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Filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the best director award on Saturday at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, ending up being the initial Japanese director to take the award in 17 years.

“Wife of a Spy” (“Spy no Tsuma”) adheres to the tale of a pair in 1940 in the city of Kobe prior to the episode of World War II. A male unintentionally comes across a state key and also attempts to bring it to light, while his spouse does something about it to guarantee his safety and security.

Actress Cate Blanchett, that headed the court, informed a press conference that choice of the Silver Lion victor had actually been a “difficult decision to make” yet that the selection of Kurosawa was “undeniable in that final assessment.”

“It is a big surprise. I am feeling too happy for words,” Kurosawa, 65, claimed in a video clip message sent out to the celebration. “I never dreamed I would receive such a pleasant present at my age. I think I did well to continue with filmmaking for a long time.”

Kurosawa came to be the 3rd Japanese director to win a Silver Lion. He complied with Takeshi Kitano in 2003 with “Zatoichi” and also Kenji Mizoguchi in 1956 with “The Life of Oharu” (“Saikaku Ichidai Onna”).

Kurosawa’s movie, starring Yu Aoi and also Issei Takahashi, is readied to be displayed in residential movie theaters from Oct. 16.

While the 77th Venice movie celebration in north Italy went on regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, with stringent steps in position to stop the spread of the infection, Kurosawa and also his actors chose not to fly to Italy.

The Golden Lion best movie award for this year mosted likely to “Nomadland,” which was routed by Chloe Zhao of the United States.

Kurosawa gained a name for himself around the world with his 1997 horror-thriller “Cure.” He has actually likewise taken rewards in the Cannes Film Festival.

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In 2015, Kurosawa got the best director reward in the Un Certain Regard area of the Cannes movie celebration. Also in Cannes, his “Tokyo Sonata” won the court reward in the very same area in 2008.

Among the depictive jobs of the director, that comes from Kobe, is the 2001 scary movie “Kairo.” The movie was later on made right into a U.S. remake “Pulse” in 2006.

In line with COVID-19 standards, the federal government is highly asking for that homeowners and also site visitors work out care if they select to see bars, dining establishments, songs places and also various other public areas.


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