Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Professor
Born in 1955. Began making 8mm movies as a university student and has directed over 40 films spanning multiple genres. His best-known titles include Cure, Charisma, Bright Future, and Pulse, which won the International Federation of Film Critics Prize at the 54th Cannes Film Festival, and Tokyo Sonata, which won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. His works are highly acclaimed internationally and have been featured frequently in special programs around the world. He is the author of Eiga wa osoroshii (Movies Are Scary) and other books on cinema, and has novelized several movies.