Kobayashi Masahiro wins Locarno Film Festival

Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow
Sun Aug 12 19:18:16 EDT 2007

> The jury of the 60th Locarno Film Festival today awarded the Japanese 
> director Masahiro Kobayashi with the Golden Leopard for his film Ai no 
> yokan (The Rebirth).
> After presenting his past four or five films at the Cannes Film 
> Festival without getting a lot of attention, Kobayashi was luckier in 
> Switzerland.

Kobayashi has also had generally bad luck in Japan as well, where many 
of his films have had a hard time finding good distribution. Any news 
on whether his previous film, Shiawase, which was featured at Tokyo 
FilmEx last year, will be released?

Aaron Gerow
Assistant Professor
Film Studies Program/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University
53 Wall Street, Room 316
PO Box 208363
New Haven, CT 06520-8363
Phone: 1-203-432-7082
Fax: 1-203-432-6764
e-mail: aaron.gerow at yale.edu

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