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Izuru Narushima

Izuru Narushima

Date of Birth
April 16, 1961
Narushima gained experienced while working under Azuma Morisaki and Kazuhiko Hasegawa. He worked as an assistant director of movies by Shinji Somai and other directors. In 1994, he debuted as a scriptwriter for the movie ”Osaka Gokudo Senso: Shinoidare” and then directed his first movie ”The Hunter and the Hunted” (2004), for which he was awarded the Fujimoto Award Best New Talent and the Yokohama Film Festival Best New Director Award.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2005 Fly, Daddy, Fly
Movie (Live-Action) 2010 A Lone Scalpel
Movie (Live-Action) 2011 Admiral Yamamoto
Movie (Live-Action) 2014 Cape Nostalgia
Movie (Live-Action) 2015 Solomon's Perjury 1/2: Suspicion/Judgment
Movie (Live-Action) 2017 To Each His Own
Movie (Live-Action) 2020 Farewell: Comedy of Life Begins with A Lie
Movie (Live-Action) 2021 A Morning of Farewell
Movie (Live-Action) 2023 Familia
Movie (Live-Action) 2024 52ヘルツのクジラたち

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
- 23rd Fujimoto Award Best New Talent, 26th Yokohama Film Festival Best New Director The Hunter and the Hunted
- 20th Takasaki Film Festival New Director Grand Prix Award Fly, Daddy, Fly
- 35th Japan Academy Prize Director of the Year, Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts Movie Section Rebirth
- 38th 35th Japan Academy Prize Director of the Year, 38th Montreal World Film Festival Special Jury Award Grand Prix, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Cape Nostalgia
- 40th Hochi Film Award Best Picture, 28th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Film, 25th Japan Movie Critics Award Best Picture Solomon's Perjury 1/2: Suspicion/Judgment