Akihiko SHIOTA


Akihiko SHIOTA, born in Kyoto in 1961, studied at Rikkyo University, shooting some of his first short films together with Kiyoshi KUROSAWA. His two first feature films were invited to the Locarno Film Festival 1999. Following films like HARMFUL INSECT (2001) or I JUST WANNA HUG YOU (2014) were successful not only in Japan, but internationally as well, receiving numerous awards.

Films shown at Nippon Connection

Canary, Japan 2004 (Script) NC22
Canary, Japan 2004 (Director) NC22
Wet Woman In The Wind, Japan 2016 (Director) NC17
Wet Woman In The Wind, Japan 2016 (Script) NC17
The World, Japan 2011 (Director) NC12
Gips, Japan 2000 (Director) NC02
Gips, Japan 2000 (Script) NC02

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