Takashi YAMAZAKI 山崎貴

Always – Sunset On Third Street

Nippon Cinema   ª 

Once upon a time in Tokyo... It's 1958 and Japan is recovering from World War II. Things are not easy for the inhabitants of Third Street, but they are full of hope for what the future might bring. A warm-hearted portrait of a time when everything was possible.

About Takashi YAMAZAKI

Takashi YAMAZAKI, born in Nagano Prefecture in 1964, graduated from Asagaya College of Art and Design. His film JUVENILE (2000) was his directorial debut. His film ALWAYS: SUNSET ON THIRD STREET (2005 / NC ’06) won 12 out of 14 categories of the Japan Academy Film Prize. BATTLESHIP YAMATO (2010) and STAND BY ME DORAEMON (2014) were also highly successful at the box office. PARASYTE: PART 1 (2014 / NC ’15) and PARASYTE: PART 2 (2015 / NC ’15) as well as DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA (2017 / NC ’18) were screened at Nippon Connection. LUPIN III: THE FIRST (2019 / NC ’21) was awarded the Japan Academy Film Prize as Excellent Animation Work. YAMAZAKI is considered to be one of the leading special effects experts in Japan.

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