As an auteur, Naomi Kawase made herself known in Cannes in 1997, when she became the youngest director to receive the Camera d’Or for her feature debut Suzaku. In 2007, she won the Grand Prix for The Mourning Forest and returned in 2011 with Hanezu, in the Official Selection, and Still the Water in 2014. In 2015, she participated in Un Certain Regard with Sweet Bean and in 2016, she was named President of the Cinéfondation jury, after having been on the Official Jury of the festival in 2013.
One of the most interesting characteristics of Kawase’s style is that she is one of the few directors to shoot her films chronologically, according to script. „Things change all the time,” said Kawase, „I make plans for the following day, but it happens that I wake up with other ideas.” The difference in approach is evident. In her films, time seems to pass by lazily and uncertainly, creating a breathtaking, almost frightening, reality.
The Masterclass will take place on Saturday, 31st of October, 5 p.m.
You can participate only if you complete your registration of the form untill 30th of October, 6 p.m.