Director Miwa Nishikawa:
Born 1974 in Hiroshima, Japan. While attending college, she worked as production staff for Director Hirokazu Koreeda’s Wonderful Life (1999). In 2002, she made her directorial debut with the film Wild Berries (Hebiichigo). In 2006, she directed the film Sway (Yureru), which became a long run hit at the box office and took a sweeping victory of major film awards in Japan. The film was an Official Selection at the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival receiving raving reviews and was the sole representative film from Japan at the Director’s Fortnight. In 2009, her third feature film Dear Doctor was selected for the World Competition category at Montreal World Film Festival and received many awards such as the 33rd Japan Academy Awards Best Screenplay.
Receiving great admiration within Japan as well as internationally, Miwa Nishikawa is a director that truly represents the Japanese film world. It has been three years since her last full-length feature film and the new film Dreams for Sale marks her fourth directorial film.