Kawaguchi Hirofumi

Kawaguchi Hirofumi

Japan

Biography

Born in Japan in 1970, Kawaguchi Hirofumi studied scriptwriting at the Japan Institute of the Moving Image. He worked as first assistant director on a number of titles with established directors, such as SPY SORGE (Shinoda Masahiro, 2003), SPRING NOW (Yukisada Isao, 2005), and PENANCE (Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 2012). Kawaguchi made his directorial debut with RAIL TRUCK (2009), a Taiwanese-Japanese co-production with cinematography by Lee Ping Bin, which was selected at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2009, was in competition at the Montreal World Film Festival 2010, and which won numerous national film awards. He also directed Korean-Japanese production, THE POEM OF JOELLA (2011), with an all-Korean film crew, and his Japanese-Malay feature co-production, WHERE THE PEACOCK FLY (2013), received the Tallinn Black Nights Japan - Estonia Partnership Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013, in Estonia.

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