The D’A 2018 is dedicating its retrospective programme to the Japanese director based in France Nobuhiro Suwa (Hiroshima, 1960), part of the same generation as Hirokazu Kore-eda and Naomi Kawase, and who has directed six feature-length movies in his 20-year career. His debut, 2/dyuo (1997), won the NETPAC award for best Asian film at the Rotterdam Festival and his second movie, M/Other (1999), got him noticed internationally when it earned him the FIPRESCI award in Cannes. He also won the special jury prize in Locarno for Un couple parfait (2002). His latest film, El león duerme esta noche (2017), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, was premiered at San Sebastian Festival. His only film to have appeared to date in commercial theatres in Spain has been Yuki & Nina (2009). Two ineludible influences feature prominently in his work: the symbolic weight in contemporary history of his home city, Hiroshima; and the aesthetic and poetic forms of nouvelle vague cinema, to which he considers himself to be indebted and from where his use of improvisation with his actors stems. The retrospective programme dedicated to Nobuhiro Suwa is being organised in partnership with La Filmoteca de Catalunya, which is to be the venue for the screenings.