Film director

Mami Sunada


Born in 1978, Mami Sunada studied documentary filmmaking while at Keio University before apprenticing as a director’s assistant under Hirokazu Kore-eda and others. Her directorial debut, DEATH OF A JAPANESE SALESMAN (2011), a documentary about her father’s last days after being diagnosed with cancer, garnered numerous first-time director awards. The film’s revenue also surpassed 100 million yen at the box office, exceptional for a documentary. Her latest film is THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS (2013).


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