Nippon Honor Award
At the 22nd Nippon Connection Film Festival, renowned actor Masatoshi NAGASE will receive the NIPPON HONOR AWARD. The award is presented for the sixth time and honors outstanding personalities for their merits in the Japanese film industry. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 7:45 p.m. at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. NAGASE is one of the most iconic faces of Japanese independent film, known for his reserved portrayal of torn and close-lipped characters since his first role in Shinji SOMAI’s P. P. RIDER (1983). He gained international recognition with his role in Jim Jarmusch’s cult film MYSTERY TRAIN (1989), which will be screened at the festival. More films starring NAGASE can be seen as premieres. Besides participating in Q&As following the screenings, he will look back on his career in an extensive online talk on May 29th at 12:30 p.m..
About Masatoshi NAGASE
Masatoshi NAGASE, born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1966, started acting while still in high school. After his graduation, he starred in various TV series. He has since participated in more than 100 films by such directors as Gakuryu ISHII, Shinji AOYAMA, Yoji YAMADA and others. For his role in Naomi KAWASE’s SWEET BEAN (2015), he received the award as Best Actor at the 37th Yokohama Film Festival.