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Katsuhito Ishii

Katsuhito Ishii

Date of Birth
December 31, 1966
Ishii entered Tohokushinsha in 1991 and worked as a commercial director and at the same time created numerous movie works. He left the company in 2000. He is known as a fan of Quentin Tarantino and has created the animation part in Tarantino's ”Kill Bill Vol. 1”.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 1995 The Promise of August
Movie (Live-Action) 1999 Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl
Movie (Live-Action) 2000 Party 7
Movie (Live-Action) 2004 The Taste of Tea
Movie (Live-Action) 2006 Funky Forest: The First Contact
TV (Animation) 2007 NEW HAL&BONS
Movie (Live-Action) 2008 Yama no Anata
Movie (Live-Action) 2010 Smuggler
Movie (Live-Action) 2014 Hello! Jun'ichi

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
- Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival 1995 Off Theater Section Grand Prix The Promise of August
- Cannes Film Festival 2004 Director's Fortnight opening movie The Taste of Tea
- 37th Sitges Film Festival Orient Express Casa Asia Section Special Award, 12th Transilvania International Film Festival Best Director The Taste of Tea
- Entrevues Film Festival Foreign Film Award & Audience Award The Taste of Tea
- Hawaii International Film Festival Best Feature Film The Taste of Tea