Magazine article Screen International

Naomi Kawase to Direct Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Official Film

Magazine article Screen International

Naomi Kawase to Direct Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Official Film

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Kawase will be the fifth woman to direct an official Olympic film.

Naomi Kawase

Japanese director Naomi Kawase will direct the official film of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, on behalf of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage.

Kawase was selected following consultation with the Foundation, the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, and Japanese and international film experts.

Her career began with documentary and short films, before she became the youngest director at the age of 27 to receive the Camera d’Or at Cannes for her debut feature Suzaku in 1997. …

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