de Shunji Iwai


The first thing that became clear to Shunji Iwai was an image. Years later, the director read the news about a boy who murdered the users of a suicide website. Now he had the image and the story for Vampire and all he needed was the location. So the Japanese filmmaker moved to the United States hand in hand with Simon Wade, a young, delicate professor who, in his free time, kills people who want to put an end to their lives so he can drink their blood. This realistically-hued vampire movie combines the poetic with the bloody, par for the course seeing it was made by the always elegant creator of All About Lily Chou-Chou.


Shunji Iwai

He directed music videos, commercials and pieces for television before taking the big leap to film with Love Letter (95), the start of a unique and highly acclaimed filmography. He’s also the author of novels, essays and scripts.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: English