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Rising Sun, Divided LandJapanese and South Korean Filmmakers$
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Kate Taylor-Jones

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231165853

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.001.0001

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The Lone Woman

The Lone Woman

Kawase Naomi

(p.146) The Lone Woman
Rising Sun, Divided Land

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

Columbia University Press

This chapter discusses Japanese director Kawase Naomi. It begins with an overview of women in Japanese cinema, and since cinema cannot be seen as separate from the culture it springs from, it also incorporates a brief overview of the social and historical status of women in Japan. It then focuses Kawase who was born in Nara in 1969. She is the only Japanese female director who has achieved sustained acclaim on the international circuit. Her film Moe no Suzaku won the Caméra d'Or at the 50th Cannes Film Festival in 1997, making Kawase the first Japanese and youngest ever director to win this award. In 2011 Kawase directed Hanezu no tsuki. Premiering at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, this film is set in the Asuka region of Japan and is a meditative focus on the interconnectedness of people and the natural environment that surrounds them.

Keywords:   Kawase Naomi, Japanese films, Japanese film directors, filmmakers, Japanese cinema, Japanese women, women directors, Moe no Suzaku

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