Yōichi Higashi

Yōichi Higashi (東陽一, Higashi Yōichi) is a Japanese film director. He began his career working on documentaries at Iwanami Productions but, after going independent, turned to fiction film. He won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award for Yasashii Nipponjin in 1971,[1] and then the award for Best Director at the 17th Hochi Film Awards for The River with No Bridge.[2]

Yōichi Higashi
Born (1934-11-14) 14 November 1934 (age 88)
OccupationFilm director

In 1996, he won the Silver Bear for an outstanding single achievement at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival for the film Village of Dreams.[3]


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  1. ^ "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Retrieved 11 December 2010.
  2. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 1 January 2012.