“Dear Doctor” dominates 22nd Nikkan Sports Film Awards
The winners of the 22nd Nikkan Sports Film Awards were announced on Friday. Miwa Nishikawa’s “Dear Doctor” picked up a total of four prizes, including Best Director and Best Picture. She is now the first woman to win Best Director in these awards.
“Dear Doctor” is Nishikawa’s third feature-length film, after “Hebi Ichigo” (2002) and “Yureru” (2006). It features Tsurube Shofukutei (57) in his first starring movie role, playing a remote town’s only doctor, who turns out to be a fake. Shofukutei was chosen as Best Actor for his performance, while Kimiko Yo (53) was named Best Supporting Actress for her role as a nurse.