Given name: 正Family name: 今井
Birthday: Jan 8, 1912Website:
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Birth place: Tokyo, Japan
Date of death: November 22, 1991.
One of Japan's most prolific and controversial 20th-century film directors. Son of a priest, he rebelled against authority from a young age, showing a disdain for traditional religion, culture, and social structure.
In 1934 Imai began writing screenplays, and his first movie was the 1939 feature film Numazu Heigakkô ("The Numazu Military Academy").
In 1981. he wrote "Yuki, the Snow Fairy", staying true to his rebellious views.
- Silver Bear for Best Director at the 8th Berlin International Film Festival for his work on "Jun'ai monogatari" (1958.)
- at the 13th Berlin International Film Festival his film "Bushidô zankoku monogatari" won the Golden Bear
- he won the award for Best Director at the 1st Blue Ribbon Awards for "Until We Meet Again", at the 7th Blue Ribbon Awards for "Mahiru no ankoku", and at the 8th Blue Ribbon Awards for "The Rice People"
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