Kazuko Kurosawa (黒澤 和子, Kurosawa Kazuko, born April 29, 1954) is a Japanese costume designer. She won the 2008 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design. She is the daughter of famous filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and actress Yōko Yaguchi, her son is actor Takayuki Kato. She is married to the son of actor Daisuke Katō. She provided the costumes for Zatōichi .
Ran is a 1985 epic action drama film directed, edited and co-written by Akira Kurosawa. The plot derives from William Shakespeare's King Lear and includes segments based on legends of the daimyō Mōri Motonari. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji, an aging Sengoku-period warlord who decides to abdicate as ruler in favor of his three sons.
The Genie Awards were given out annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to recognize the best of Canadian cinema from 1980–2012. They succeeded the Canadian Film Awards.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. Although he has worked in a variety of genres, Kurosawa is best known for his many contributions to the Japanese horror genre, his honorific nicknamed "David Cronenberg of Japan".
Kumiko Hiramaru, better known by her stage name Kumiko Asō, is a Japanese actress. She is also a model and has participated in several commercials.
Daisuke Katō was a Japanese actor. He appeared in over 200 films, including Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo, and Ikiru. He also worked repeatedly for noted directors such as Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi.
Yōko Yaguchi was a Japanese actress, and the wife of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa for 39 years. She had two children with Kurosawa: a son named Hisao and a daughter named Kazuko. Upon her death in 1985, she was survived by her husband, two children and four grandchildren, three from son Hisao's marriage to Hiroko Hayashi and one from daughter Kazuko Kurosawa.
Zatoichi is a 2003 Japanese samurai drama/action film, directed, written, co-edited by and starring Takeshi Kitano in his 11th directorial venture. Kitano plays the role of the blind swordsman.
The Go Master is a 2006 biopic film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang of the renowned twentieth century Go master Wu Qingyuan, better known as Go Seigen, the Japanese pronunciation of his name. The film, which premiered at the 44th New York Film Festival, focuses on the life of this extraordinary player from his meteoric rise as a child prodigy to fame and fortune as a revolutionary strategic thinker, as well as the tumultuous global conflicts between his homeland and his adopted nation. The film also features a scene involving the Atomic bomb go game. The film also screened at the AFI's China Film Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Night Zoo is a 1987 Canadian film. It is directed and written by Jean-Claude Lauzon. It made its debut at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 60th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Continental, a Film Without Guns is a 2007 Canadian comedy-drama film directed and written by Stéphane Lafleur.
Mary E. McLeod is a costume designer. She was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design at the 28th Genie Awards.
Joyce Schure is a costume designer. She was nominated in the 28th Genie Awards for a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design.
Carlo Poggioli is an Italian costume designer.
Latitude 55° is a 1982 Canadian drama/adventure film.
Intimate Power is a 1986 Canadian thriller film.
The Revolving Doors is a 1988 Canadian-French French-language drama film directed by Francis Mankiewicz. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 61st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Tai Kato was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. He was best known for making yakuza films at the Toei Company in 1960s.
Tokyo Sonata is a 2008 Japanese film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. It won the award for Best Film at the 3rd Asian Film Awards and received 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards nominations for Achievement in Directing and Best Screenplay. At the 2008 Cannes Film Festival it won the Jury Prize of the Un Certain Regard section.
Kay Bachman Sumner is a television and film producer who was the producer and co-creator for the television series The Dog Whisperer, for which she received Emmy Award nominations in 2006, 2007, and 2009. Sumner was creator and producer of Any Woman Can Fix It, a home improvement television series for women, played on CBC (Canada) for sixty-five shows run. The show was eleven years in syndication. She was creator and Producer for Eye Bet for CTV Network, and staff producer for ABC O&O’s, Morning Show and The Anniversary Game for WXYZ-TV, and the Chicago Show for WLS-TV.
Nicoletta Massone is a Canadian film and television costume designer.