Takeshi Kitano
By: Chris Betros | Mar 25, 2010 | Issue: 835 | No Comments | 732 views

Film director Takeshi Kitano received France’s highest honor for arts and culture this month for “bringing spontaneity and a message of freedom” to his big-screen productions. “Receiving this decoration is like a dream,” Kitano told the Associated Press on being named a Commander of the Order of the Arts and Letters. “I feel uneasy about whether I merit this honor, but I will make my best efforts at being worthy of it.” Kitano, better known in Japan as a comedian under the name Beat Takeshi, debuted as a film director in 1989 with Violent Cop. He won the Golden Lion for best movie at the Venice Film Festival with Hanabi in 1997.

Share:

Email:

Email This Post

Print:

Print This Post
Rate this
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Book flights for July through November!
Great deals on flight tickets and domestic tours.
Search Guesthouse at OAKHOUSE
120 Locations, 2050 Rooms. Click more info!
Curly Hair Specialist in Tokyo
Nepenji's Kiyoko has tips for your tresses
Sharehouses located all over Tokyo.
Luxurious accommodation at affordable prices.
JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Join us in our voyage 'beyond Japanese...'
Serviced Apartments Azabu Court
Daily, weekly, monthly extended stay studios/suites
Friendly Female English Speaking Dentist
Pediatric, orthodontic and cosmetic treatments
TOHTO GUEST HOUSE
Accommodation in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba
Car Accident & Other Legal Problems
Legal advice from English speaking attorney-at-law
REAL ESTATE in Tokyo - Rent & Sale
Best source for expat housing, office, investment
Tokyo Furnished Apartments
No Key money, deposit, agent fee, guarantor!