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Kōji Fukada

Kōji Fukada 深田晃司

Kōji Fukada (1980–)  is a Japanese filmmaker who was born in Tokyo. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Literature at Taishō University as well as of The Film School of Tokyo. In 2006 he released the film Zakuro yashiki (La Grenadière), which went on to win the Golden Sun for First Films (Soleil d’or du premier film) at the 2008 Festival Kinotayo, the largest contemporary Japanese film festival held in France. His film Kantai (Hospitalité) was named Best Film in the Japanese Eyes category at the 2010 Tokyo International Film Festival. In 2013, his Hotori no Sakuko (Au revoir l’ été=Goodbye Summer) took double honors at the Festival of the Three Continents in Nantes, France, winning both the Golden Montgolfiere and the Young Audience Award; and it also won the Jury Prize for Best Director at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia. Fuchi ni tatsu (Harmonium) received the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival; Fukada’s novelization of the film, published the same year, marked his literary debut.

Books by Kōji Fukada
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    Harmonium

    In his literary debut, director Kōji Fukada has personally novelized the film that took the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The story is set at a small suburban metalworking shop owned and operated by Toshio …

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