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Shinji Sōmai

Shinji SōmaiBiography, Film director

Film director
Shinji Sōmai
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Film director
A.K.A. Shinji Somai, Shinji Soumai
Was Film director
From Japan
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 13 January 1948, Morioka, Japan
Death 9 September 2001, Isehara, Japan (aged 53 years)
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
The details

Biography

Shinji Sōmai (相米 慎二, Sōmai Shinji, 13 January 1948 – 9 September 2001) was a Japanese film director. He directed 13 films between 1980 and 2000.

Career and style

His film Moving was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. His 1998 film, Wait and See, won the FIPRESCI prize at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival in 1999.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival artistic director Chris Fujiwara noted that American film director Nicholas Ray and French film director Jean Vigo shared Somai's sensibilities.

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