Masashi Yamamoto

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Masashi Yamamoto
Born (1956-01-24) January 24, 1956 (age 61)
Ōita Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Film director

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

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Director's Profile". Three Points (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 December 2010. 

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