Kazuyuki Izutsu

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Kazuyuki Izutsu
Born (1952-12-13) December 13, 1952 (age 64)
Nara Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Film director

Kazuyuki Izutsu (井筒 和幸, Izutsu Kazuyuki?, born 13 December 1952) is a Japanese film director, screenwriter and film critic.

Career[edit]

Born in Nara Prefecture, Izutsu started making 8mm films in high school,[1] and directed his first 35mm film, a pink film, in 1975.[1] He earned a citation from the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award in 1981 for Gaki Teikoku,[1][2] and his Boys Be Ambitious won the best picture award at the 1996 Blue Ribbon Awards.[3] He received two Japanese Academy Award nominations in 2006 for writing and directing Pacchigi! and won the award for best director at the 27th Yokohama Film Festival for that film.[4] Izutsu frequently appears on television in Japan and is known for his critical commentary.[1] He has also directed many television commercials.[1]

Filmography[edit]

  • Iku Iku Maito Gai: Seishun no Monmon (1975)
  • Nikuiro no Umi (1978)
  • Bōkōma Shinju-zeme (1979)
  • Shikijō Mesu-gari (1981)
  • Gaki Teikoku: Akutare Sensō (1981)
  • Gaki Teikoku (1981)
  • Akai Fukushū: Bōkan (1982)
  • Miyuki (1983)
  • Hare Tokidoki Satsujin (1984)
  • Nidaime wa Christian (1985)
  • Inuji ni Seshi Mono (1986)
  • Abunai Hanashi Mugen Monogatari (1989)
  • Universal Laws (1990)
  • Boys Be Ambitious (1996)
  • Amateur Singing Contest (1999)
  • Big Show! Hawaii ni Utaeba (1999)
  • Get Up! (2003)
  • Pacchigi! (2005)
  • Pacchigi! Love & Peace (2007)
  • The Hero Show (2010)
  • Fly with the Gold (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Izutsu Kazuyuki". Tarento dētabanku (in Japanese). Talent Databank. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Burū Ribon-shō historī" (in Japanese). Shinema Hōchi. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  4. ^ 第27回ヨコハマ映画祭 2005年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 

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