Masashi Yamamoto

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Masashi Yamamoto
Born (1956-01-24) 24 January 1956 (age 64)
OccupationFilm director

Masashi Yamamoto (山本政志, Yamamoto Masashi) (born 24 January 1956) is a Japanese film director.


Born in Ōita Prefecture, Yamamoto attended Meiji University but left early to concentrate on making independent 8mm films. His Carnival in the Night screened at the 1983 Berlin Film Festival[1][2] and Robinson's Garden was given the Zitty Award at 1987 edition of the Berlinale.[3] The latter film also earned him the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award.[4][5] In 1998 he was given a research fellowship from Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs to study in New York, during which time he set up screenings of his film Junk Food in America.[5] Often filming those living on the margins of Japanese society, his film Limousine Drive was actually filmed in the United States. He has also acted in some films.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Carnival in the Night (闇のカーニバル, Yami no kānibaru) (1983)
  • Robinson's Garden (ロビンソンの庭, Robinson no niwa) (1987)
  • What's up Connection (てなもんやコネクション,Tenamonya Connection) (1990)
  • Atlanta Boogie (アトランタ・ブギ,Atlanta Boogie(1997)
  • Junk Food (ジャンクフード) (1998)
  • Limousine Drive (リムジンドライブ, Rimujin doraibu) (2000)
  • Cycle (サイクル) (2005)
  • Man Woman and the Wall (聴かれた女, Kikareta onna) (2007)
  • Three☆Points (スリー☆ポイント,Three☆Points) (2011)
  • The Voice of Water (水の声を聞く,Mizu no Koe wo Kiku) (2014)
  • Nōten Paradise (脳天パラダイス) (2020)


  1. ^ "1983 Programm" (in German). Berlinale. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. ^ Johannes, Schönherr. "Carnival of the Night". Midnight Eye. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Berlin International Film Festival". IMDb. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Director's Profile". Three Points (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 December 2010.

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