(Japan, 1955) He attracted global attention with Cure (1997). Pulse (2000) was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. His subsequent films received acclaim at home and abroad, including Bright Future (2002), which screened in competition at Cannes in 2003, Retribution (2006), which screened at that year’s Venice 2 Director/s Film Festival. Tokyo Sonata (2008) won the Jury Prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, and Best Film at the 2009 Asian Film Awards. Recent works include Creepy (2016) and Daguerrotype (2016), Kurosawa’s first overseas production, with a French cast and crew.