Kazuyoshi Kumakiri

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Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
Born 1974 (age 40–41)
Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan[1]
Alma mater Osaka University of Arts
Occupation Film director

Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (熊切 和嘉 Kumakiri Kazuyoshi?, born 1974) is a Japanese film director.[2]


Kumakiri debuted with Kichiku in 1997.[3] His 2001 film, Hole in the Sky, starred Susumu Terajima and Yuriko Kikuchi.[4] His 2004 film, Green Mind, Metal Bats, screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2006.[5] He directed Sketches of Kaitan City in 2010.[6] In 2012, he returned with Blazing Famiglia, which starred the comedian Yoshimi Tokui.[7]His 2014 film, My Man, won the “Golden George” prize for the best film at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival.[8]



  1. ^ Lee, Maggie (January 7, 2012). "Sketches of Kaitan City: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ Mes, Tom (July 3, 2001). "Midnight Eye interview: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri". Midnight Eye. 
  3. ^ Harvey, Dennis (February 25, 2007). "Review: "Green Mind, Metal Bats"". Variety. 
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (April 7, 2001). "Film Festival Review; Deepening A Romance By Painting The Roof". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Guillen, Michael (February 13, 2007). "2007 Indiefest - Interview With Kumakiri Kazuyoshi". Twitch Film. 
  6. ^ Adams, Mark (November 2, 2010). "Sketches Of Kaitan City - Reviews". Screen International. 
  7. ^ Lee, Maggie (April 24, 2012). "Review: "Blazing Famiglia"". Variety. 
  8. ^ "Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's 'My Man' wins top prize at Moscow film festival". The Asahi Shinbun. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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