★ Kaori Momoi
Sept.30 Sun @ 1:40PM 【North American Premiere】
2017 | 99 min | English Subtitles | Directed by Maris Martinsons
Supported by Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
JFFSF is very proud to announce the return of Kaori Momoi (Actor) for the North American premiere of her latest film Magic Kimono!
As the leading actor of Japan, Kaori Momoi has appeared in over 60 films, and is the most awarded actress in Japan, including an Academy Award of Japan. She has appeared in Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha, Shohei Imamura’s Eejanaika, Takashi Miike’s Sukiyaki Western Django. She stepped into the international spotlight in 2005 with Memoirs of a Geisha, by Rob Marshall, The Sun by Alexander Sokuruv, and AMAYA by Maris Martinsons. In 2006 she made her mark as a director with her first film Faces of a Fig Tree; taking her to 11 international film festivals with 5 awards worldwide. In 2008, she has rewarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon, Japan’s medal of honor awarded by the Emperor to those who have contributed to the arts, academics or sports. In 2017, she released her second film HEE as a U.S.Premiere and received the Honorary Award at Japan Film Festival of San Francisco 2017.
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