by Chris MaGee
As I've said before, we at the J-Film Pow-Wow don't normally dig into the private lives of actors and directors on the blog. We much prefer keeping our focus on their work on the big screen as opposed to their doings behind closed doors; but when the announcement of the wedding of one of Japanese film's hottest young actresses and one of its hottest young directors comes down the pipe, well, we have to let you know about it.
Tokyograph is reporting that 24year-old actress Hikari Mitsushima (above left) and 27-year-old director Yuya Ishii (above right) have tied the knot. While details of their wedding is under wraps the two did register their marriage on Monday. Mitsushima met Ishii last year while shooting Ishii's latest film "Sawako Decides". Ishii is fast becoming known as a wunderkind of the Japanese indie scene, releasing a new film annually. Mitsushima is best known in North America for her role in Sion Sono's 4-hour epic "Love Exposure". Misushima and Sono had also been romantically linked for a time.
Our congratulations go out to the bride and groom!