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.

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]

  • 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)

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. 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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