Naomi Kawase Poster

Trivia (7)

Graduated from the Osaka School of Photography in 1989, where she worked as a lecturer the next four years.

Enjoys playing basketball.

Wrote two novels called "Suzaku" and "Hotaru".

Gave birth to her first child in spring 2004.

After being left by her parents, she was raised by her grandparents. She digested those experiences in her movies Embracing (1995) and Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth (2001).

Is the first Japanese director to be a member of the Cannes jury (2003).

Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.