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Azuma Morisaki
Born(1927-11-19)19 November 1927
Died16 July 2020(2020-07-16) (aged 92)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Azuma Morisaki (森崎 東, Morisaki Azuma, born 19 November 1927) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.
1 Career
2 Awards
3 Selected filmography
4 Bibliography
5 References
6 External links
Morisaki was born in Nagasaki Prefecture and graduated from Kyoto University. After editing the film magazine Jidai Eiga, he joined the Shochiku studio in 1956. Moving from the Kyoto to the Ofuna studio, he wrote screenplays for Yoji Yamada's comedies and made his directorial debut in 1969 with Woman Can't Be Beaten. Known for his earthy, acerbic comedy, he also directed one episode of the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. Turning freelance in 1975, he continued to make films. His last film, Pecoross' Mother and Her Days (2013), was made when he was 86 years old. He died on 16 July 2020 of a cerebral infarction at a hospital in Chigasaki, Kanagawa.
Morisaki was given a best new artist award in the film category of the Agency for Cultural Affairs's Geijutsu Senshō art awards for 1970, and then received the Minister of Education's award in the 2004 Geijutsu Senshō. He also received a special grand award for his career at the 25th Yokohama Film Festival in 1994. Pecoross' Mother and Her Days was selected as the best film of 2013 in the critics' polls conducted by both the Kinema Junpo and Eiga Geijutsu magazines.
Selected filmography
Woman Can't Be Beaten (1969)
Tora-san, His Tender Love (1970)
Stray Dog (1973)
Time and Tide (1983)
Location (1984)
The Nuclear Gypsies (1985)
Guys Who Never Learn (1987)
The Great Department Store Robbery (1987)
Tsuribaka Nisshi Special (1994)
Oishinbo (1996)
Love Letter (1998)
Chicken Is Barefoot (2004)
Pecoross' Mother and Her Days (2013)
Morisaki, Azuma (1984). Nippon no Kigeki Eiga. Tokyo: Eiga Shobō. OCLC 30388884.
Fujii, Jinshi, ed. (2013). Morisaki Azuma-tō Sengen! = Azuma Morisaki: Films of Laughter, Tears, and Anger. Tokyo: Inscript. ISBN 978-4900997400.
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