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‘Love’ Tops Kinema Junpo Japanese Critics Poll

TOKYO – Ryosuke Hashiguchi’s “Three Stories of Love,” a three-part drama that grew out of an actors’ workshop project, has been named the best Japanese film of 2015 by the Kinema Junpo magazine’s 89th annual critics’ poll.

Hashiguchi also took best director and screenplay honors, while star Atsushi Shinohara, playing a man who loses his wife to a crazed killer, was named best new actor.

Among other honorees were Eri Fukatsu for best actress, Kazuya Ninomiya , best actor, Haru Kuroki, best supporting actress, Masahiro Motoki, best supporting actor, and Suzu Hirose, best new actress. The acting prizes are awarded for work in a given year, which in most cases means multiple films.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” was selected as the best foreign film and George Miller, as the best foreign director.

The Kinema Junpo honors, centering on best ten lists of domestic and foreign films, have been awarded since 1919. Winners are picked by a group of critics, journalists and other film experts.

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