John Williams Biography

John Williams

John Williams grew up in a coal mining region of South Wales, studied French and German Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, spent a year in Tunisia in the early 80’s, taught for two years in a Comprehensive school in North London, then moved to Japan in 1988. He has lived and worked in Japan ever since. In the early nineties he travelled frequently to Sri Lanka, where he made a documentary about human rights abuses. He set up his own Production Company in Tokyo in 1999 and wrote and directed several award-winning Japanese language feature films: Firefly Dreams (2001), Starfish Hotel (2007), Sado Tempest (2013) and most recently Shinpan (The Trial), which will be released in 2018.

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