1989 Sono otoko, kyobo ni tsuki/Violent Cop
1995 Minnâ-yatteruka!/Getting Any?
1996 Kizzu ritân/Kids Return
1999 Kikujiro no natsu/Kikujiro
2007 Kantoku Banzai!/Glory to the Filmmaker!
2008 Akires to kame/Achilles and the Tortoise
He was born in Tokyo in 1947. As an actor he starred in such films as Furyo and Johnny Mnemonic. He made his debut as director with "Violent Cop". In 1997, "Fireworks" won the Golden Lion at the Venice IFF and consolidated his position as director. This was followed by "Kikujiro", the Japan-US co-production "Brother", "Dolls" and "Zatoichi". After the release of "Takeshi’s", Kitano was awarded the “Galileo 2000” prize in Italy, in 2006.
Achilles and the Tortoise / Takeshi Kitano
Young Machisu has the creative spirit of the sprinter, but circumstances conspire to keep him crawling at the pace of the tortoise. There’s too much bad in his life – a bankrupt father, a harsh foster-uncle, hostile schoolteachers – and then, when he grows older, the endless struggle to find and develop a personal style while earning a crust. Kitano himself takes over the role of Makisu in the closing scenes and uses his own paintings throughout to illustrate the character’s travail – and, of course, to parody movements in modern art.
|Montage:||Takeshi Kitano, Yoshinori Ota|
|Art Direction:||Norihiro Isoda|
|With:||Beat Takeshi (Machisu-adult), Kanako Higuchi (Sachiko-adult), Yurei Yanagi (Machisu-young man), Kumiko Aso (Sachiko-young woman), Reo Yoshioka (Machisu-child)|
|World Sales:||Celluloid Dreams, France
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|Producer:||Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida|
|Production:||Office Kitano Inc.|
|Co-production:||Bandai Visual, TV Asahi, Tokyo Theatres, Wowow|
|OLYMPION:||Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 20:30|
|FRIDA LIAPPA:||Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 12:30|