Michihito FUJII 藤井道人

The Journalist


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Seldom has the unease with politics been so clearly addressed in recent Japanese mainstream cinema as in THE JOURNALIST. The film stirred up the Japanese public and film industry alike. Michihito FUJII’s political thriller tells the story of newspaper journalist Yoshioka, who receives an anonymous fax with explosive information. As she follows the trail, she comes across questions that also concern the official Sugihara. The two uncover a scandal that reaches up into the highest circles of the Japanese government. But the closer they get to the truth, the more dangerous the situation becomes for both of them. THE JOURNALIST won three Japanese Academy Awards in 2020 and is based on the book of the same title by journalist Isoko MOCHIZUKI, who is also portrayed in the documentary film i -DOCUMENTARY OF THE JOURNALIST- (see NIPPON DOCS).


Japan 2019

113 minutes

About Michihito FUJII

Michihito FUJII was born in Tokyo in 1986. During his studies at Nihon University College of Art, he founded the production company BABEL LABEL. His feature debut OH! FATHER was released in cinemas in 2014. Nippon Connection screened the world premiere of his film WE ARE (2017 / NC ’18) and his award-winning film THE JOURNALIST (2019 / NC ’20). Apart from numerous feature films and commercials, he also directed the Netflix series SAMURAI GOURMET (2017).