Akiko OKU


Akiko OKU

Akiko OKU, born in Yokohama in 1968, studied at Meiji University and at the Film School of Tokyo. Initially working in television, she directed her debut feature IGAITO SHINANAI in 1999. After that, she completed six other feature films, including TOKYO SERENDIPITY in 2007, MONSTER in 2013, and FANTASTIC GIRLS in 2015. Her film TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT premiered at Tokyo International Film Festival in 2017 and was chosen as the best film by audience vote. It went on to be featured at multiple international festivals, amongst them the Nippon Connection Film Festival 2018, where the comedy was screened in presence of the director. Her film MARRIAGE HUNTING BEAUTY was the opening film of the 2019 Nippon Connection Film Festival.

Films shown at Nippon Connection

My Sweet Grappa Remedies, Japan 2019 (Director) NC20
Marriage Hunting Beauty, Japan 2018 (Director) NC19
Tremble All You Want, Japan 2017 (Director) NC18
Tremble All You Want, Japan 2017 (Script) NC18

Events at Nippon Connection

Film Talk: Akiko OKU, NC20