not an entirely new experience for the Japanese because of their rich tradition of pre-cinematic devices such as gent ( utsushi-e ) or the magic lantern. A b Patrick Frater (January 28, 2011). Februar., the amazingly talented Sonja Prosenc amongst the TOP 4 carefully selected directors from around the world, in the Breakouts section, who deliver a bold vision with drive and intent to establish their unique cinematic voices. External links edit Chronology of Japanese Cinema by Joaquín da Silva Toki Akihiro Mizuguchi Kaoru (1996) A History of Early Cinema in Kyoto, Japan (18961912). In 1976 the Hochi Film Award was created. The lead roles were played by Florence Marly and Robert Peyton. Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan (1965) also picked up the Special Jury Prize at Cannes and received a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.