Obayashi Nobuhiko at IFFR
OBAYASHI Nobuhiko (1938, Japan) was accepted into the Liberal Arts department of Seijo University in 1956, where he began to work with 8mm and 16mm film. He worked on a series of experimental films, becoming one of the pioneers of this genre in 1960s Japan. His breakout film House (1977), a surrealist horror comedy, was a commercial hit internationally. Throughout the 1980s he developed his style to give it more mainstream appeal, becoming well known for his coming-of-age films. In 2017 he released Hanagatami, a film 40 years in the making which had its international premiere at IFFR and is part of his 'War Trilogy', along with Casting Blossoms to the Sky (2012) and Seven Weeks (2014).
E no naka no shôjo/The Girl in the Picture (1960, short), Dandanko (1960, short), Mokuyôbi (1961, short), Katami/Remembrance (1963, short), Onomichi (1963, short), Nakasendô (1963, short), Complex (1964, short), Émotion/Emotion (1966, short), Confession (1968), Hausu/House (1977), Hitomi no naka no houmonsha/The Visitor in the Eye (1977), Furimukeba ai/Take Me Away! (1978), Hito wa sore wo scandal to iu (1978, TV series), Kindaichi Kosuke no boken (1979), Nerawareta gakuen/The Aimed School (1981), Tenkôsei/I Are You, You Am Me (1982), Kawaii Akuma (1982), Exchange Students (1982), Toki o kakeru shôjo/The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (1983), Haishi/The Deserted City (1984), Shounen Keniya/Kenya Boy (1984), Tengoku ni ichiban chikai shima (1984), Shinjuro (1984), Sabishinbô/Lonely Heart (1985), Shimaizaka (1985), Kare no ootobai, kanojo no shima/His Motorbike, Her Island (1986), Shigatsu no sakana (1986), Noyuki yamayuki umibe yuki (1986), Hyôryu kyôshitsu/The Drifting Classroom (1987), Nihon junjo-den okashina futari (1988), Ijin-tachi to no natsu/The Discarnates (1988), Watashi no kokoro wa papa no mono (1988), Pekin no suika/Beijing Watermelon (1989), Making of Dreams: Kurosawa Akira and Ôbayashi Nobuhiko- Eiga no Taiwa/Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990, doc), Kanojo ga kekkon shinai riyû (1990), Futari/Chizuko's Younger Sister (1991), Seishun dendekedekedeke/The Rocking Horsemen (1992), Haruka, nosutarujii (1993), Mizu no tabibito: Samurai kizzu (1993), Onna-zakari/Turning Point (1994), Ashita (1995), Mikeneko Hômuzu no suiri (1996, TV), Ôbayashi Nobuhiko seishun kaikoroku (1997), Sada: Gesaku · Abe Sada no shôgai/Sada (1998), Mikeneko Hômuzu no tasogare hoteru (1998), Kaze no uta ga kikitai/I Want to Hear the Wind's Song (1998), Ano natsu no hi/That Guy (1999), Yodogawa Nagaharu monogatari - Kôbe-hen: Sainara (1999, TV), Kokubetsu (2001, TV), Nagoriyuki/The Last Snow (2002), Riyû/The Reason (2004), 22 sai no wakare - Lycoris: Ha mizu hana mizu monogatari/Song of Goodbye (2006), Tenkôsei: Sayonara anata/Switching - Goodbye Me (2007), Sono hi no mae ni/Scenery to Remember (2008), Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari/Casting Blossoms to the Sky (2012), So Long! (2013), No no nanananoka/Seven Weeks (2014), Hanagatami (2017), Labyrinth of Cinema (2019)
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