(Hiroshima, 1960) He began his career in Japan in documentary filmmaking. In 1997, he made his debut in fiction with his first film 2/Duo, awarded with the NETPAC Award in Rotterdam. His second feature film, M/other, shot in 1999, won the FIPRESCI Award in Cannes. In 2001, H Story was presented in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes. In 2005, he shot Un couple parfait in French and Paris, with Valérie Bruni-Tedeschi and Bruno Todeschini. In 2009, he co-directed Yuki & Nina, his fifth feature, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. His last feature, Le lion est mort ce soir arrived almost ten years after.
El león duerme esta noche (2017), Cheveux noirs (curt, 2011), Yuki y Nina (2009), After War - Segment A Letter from Hiroshima (2006), Paris, je t'aime - Segment Place des Victoires (2006), Un couple parfait (2005), A Letter from Hiroshima (curt, 2002), H Story (2001), M/Other (1999), 2/Duo (1997)