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Kei Ishikawa

Kei Ishikawa

Date of Birth
June 20, 1977
After studying physics at Tohoku University, Ishikawa went to Poland to study direction at the Lodz Film School. His feature-length debut work was ”Gukoroku” in 2017 which was selected for the Orizzonti Competition at the 73th Venice Film Festival.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2017 Gukoroku: Traces of Sin
TV (Live-Action) 2018 Innocent Days
Movie (Live-Action) 2018 Ten Years Japan (segment ”Utsukushii Kuni”)
Movie (Live-Action) 2019 Honeybees and Distant Thunder
Movie (Live-Action) 2021 Arc
Movie (Live-Action) 2022 A Man

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
- 39th Yokohama Film Festival Yoshimitsu Morita Memorial New Director Award Gukoroku: Traces of Sin
- 2017 Kaneto Shindo Award Silver Prize Gukoroku: Traces of Sin
- 27th Japanese Professional Movie Awards Best New Director Gukoroku: Traces of Sin