Kirio Urayama

Kirio Urayama
Born (1930-12-14)14 December 1930
Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Died 20 October 1985(1985-10-20) (aged 54)
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1956-1985

Kirio Urayama (浦山 桐郎 Urayama Kirio, 14 December 1930 20 October 1985)[1] was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.


Born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Urayama graduated from Nagoya University before joining the Nikkatsu studio in 1954.[1] After working as an assistant director to Yūzō Kawashima and Shohei Imamura, he debuted as a director with Foundry Town in 1962,[1] a film that depicted the life of Zainichi Korean residents of Japan. He won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award for that film.[2] His 1963 film Bad Girl (Each day I cry)[3] was entered into the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Golden Prize.[4]

He directed a total of nine films before his untimely death in 1985.[1]

Selected filmography


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