Eriko Kitagawa

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Eriko Kitagawa
Born (1961-12-24) December 24, 1961 (age 55)
Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Education Waseda University - Literature and Philosophy
Occupation Screenwriter, Film director

Eriko Kitagawa (北川 悦吏子?) (born December 24, 1961) is a Japanese screenwriter and film director. She is best known for writing Japanese television dramas, notably Long Vacation (1996), Beautiful Life (2000), Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi (2002) and Orange Days (2004).[1]

In 2009, Kitagawa made her directorial debut in the coming-of-age film Halfway, which she also wrote and co-edited.[2] She then wrote and directed the 2012 film I Have to Buy New Shoes, a contemporary romantic comedy set in Paris.[3][4][5] Both films were produced by her friend Shunji Iwai, and Kitagawa appeared in his 2011 documentary Friends after 3.11, which explores the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[6]

Filmography[edit]

  • I Have to Buy New Shoes (2012)
  • Halfway (2009)

Television series[edit]

  • Irodori Himura (TBS, 2012)
  • Okaasan no Saigo no Ichinichi (TV Asahi, 2010)
  • Heaven's Postman (SBS/TV Asahi, 2010)
  • Sunao ni Narenakute ("Hard to Say I Love You") (Fuji TV, 2010)
  • Tatta Hitotsu no Koi ("Just One Love") (NTV, 2006)
  • Orange Days (TBS, 2004)
  • Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi ("A Million Stars Falling from the Sky") (Fuji TV, 2002)
  • Love Story (TBS, 2001)
  • Beautiful Life (TBS, 2000)
  • Over Time (Fuji TV, 1999)
  • Saigo no Koi ("A Forever Love") (TBS, 1997)
  • Long Vacation (Fuji TV, 1996)
  • Aishiteiru to Itte Kure ("Tell Me You Love Me") (TBS, 1995)
  • Kimi to Ita Natsu ("A Summer With You") (Fuji TV, 1994)
  • Asunaro Hakusho (Fuji TV, 1993)
  • Chance! (Fuji TV, 1993) (episodes 1, 4, 7, 10, 12)
  • Sono Toki, Heart wa Nusumareta ("Who Stole My Heart") (Fuji TV, 1992)
  • Sugao no Mama de ("Just the Way We Are") (Fuji TV, 1992)
  • Panasonic Special もっと、ときめきを -ふたりまでの距離- (Nippon TV, 1992)
  • ぼくが医者をやめた理由 (TV Tokyo, 1990) (co-written)
  • Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari ("Tales of the Unusual") (Fuji TV, 1991–1996)
    • すみません、握手してください (1996)
    • 隣の声 (1993)
    • 午前3時のノック (1991)
    • もう一人の花嫁 (1991)
    • 昔みたい (1990)
    • 佐藤・求む (1991) (co-written)
    • 「三日間だけのエース (1991)
    • 未来の思い出 (1991)
    • 大蒜(にんにく) (1991)
    • つまらない男 (1991)
    • 伝言板 (1991)
    • ズンドコベロンチョ (1991)
    • 忘れられたメス (1991)

Theater[edit]

  • 彼女の言うことには。 (2012)

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drake, Kate (1 September 2003). "Meet Japan's soap opera queen". Time. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  2. ^ Schilling, Mark (20 February 2009). "Halfway: Old genre gets new twist". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  3. ^ Lee, Maggie (15 October 2012). "Review: I Have to Buy New Shoes". Variety. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  4. ^ Elley, Derek (10 December 2012). "I Have to Buy New Shoes". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  5. ^ Schilling, Mark (28 December 2012). "Japan’s female directors make a strong showing". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  6. ^ "<vol.10 friends after 3.11> Kitagawa Eriko & Matsuda Miyuki Complete Version". Iwai Shunji Film Festival. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 

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