KUROSAWA Kiyoshi was born in Kobe, 1955. He began making 8mm films while attending Rikkyo University. After studying and working under Japanese film directors HASEGAWA Kazuhiko and SOMAI Shinji, he then took steps to make commercial films. He gained worldwide attention with CURE in 1997 and won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival for 2000 film Pulse. In 2008, Tokyo Sonata won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Un Certain Regard section and Best Film award at the 3rd Asian Film Awards. In 2014, he won the Best Director Award at Un Certain Regard of the Cannes for A Journey to the Shore. Wife of a Spy screened in 2020 won the Silver Lion for Best Direction at the 77th Venice Film Festival and Best Film at the 15th Asian Film Awards.