The least that you can say about Japanese director Hideo Nakata, is that he hasn’t wasted time since his 1996 debut, the horror movie Don’t Look Up. In 1998 he realised Ring (our Golden Raven 1999) as well as Ring II (Festival 2000), the first two parts of the famous Japanese horror trilogy. The next year, he sank his teeth into fantasy with Sleeping Bride and realised the thriller Chaos (Festival 2000). Since then, he made the documentary Sadistic & Masochistic about the Nikkatsu studios’ illustrious soft porno movies and completed shooting the thriller Fatal End. Hideo Nakata is a member of our International Jury.