Kitano Takeshi at IFFR
KITANO Takeshi (1947, Japan) is a public figure in Japan: television personality, novelist, writer of short stories and poetry, cartoonist, painter, scriptwriter, actor and filmmaker. Kitano entered show business in 1972 as 'Beat' Takeshi, a nom de plume he still uses today. In 1989 he made his debut as a director. Since then he has been involved in a film almost every year, whether as a writer, editor, actor or director. His films have been nominated for the Golden Palm and Golden Lion numerous times.
Sono otoko, kyobo ni tsuki/Violent Cop (1989), 3-4 x jugatsu/Boiling Point (1990), Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi/A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonachine/Sonatine (1993), Minnâ-yatteruka/Getting Any? (1995), Kidzu ritan/Kids Return (1996), Hana-bi (Fireworks) (1997), Kikujiro no natsu/Kikujiro (1999), Brother (2000), Dooruzu/Dolls (2002), Zatôichi/Zatoichi (2003), Takeshis' (2005), Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence/To Each His Cinema (segment One Fine Day) (short, 2007), Kantoku - Banzai!/Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007), Akires to kame/Achilles and the Tortoise (2008), Autoreiji/Outrage (2010), Autoreiji: Biyondo/Beyond Outrage (2012), Ryûzô to 7 nin no kobun tachi/Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015), NEWS (2015, short), ASA (2015, short), Outrage Coda (2017)
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