Guest in Focus: Kensei Takahashi

"MeToo Japan" - A Young Filmmakers Perspective Kensei Takahashi, born 1996 in Hokkaido, already dreamed about making films when he was still a child. Takahashis debut feature Sea was his final work for university and was presented at the Tokyo International Film Festival. We are very pleased that Mr. Takahashi will attend the 19th Nippon Connection … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Kensei Takahashi

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Guest in Focus: Natsuki Nakagawa

Of Ghost's and Angry Women – A New Form of Psychological Analyses Natsuki Nakagawas film debut "She Is Alone" will celebrate its international premiere at the 19th Nippon Connection Film Festival. Nakagawa managed to creativly underline her analytic highschool drama with elements of a ghostly psycho-thriller. "She Is Alone" is shown together with the short film … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Natsuki Nakagawa

Guest in Focus: Kosai Sekine

The Art of Anthropology - Kosai Sekine cinematically explores what truly moves people. Director Kosai Sekine studied Philosophy at the Sophia University in Tokyo. Always finding images that emotionally speak to the audience, Sekine directed not only short films but also commercials and music videos. He was awarded the Young Director Award Grand Prix at … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Kosai Sekine

Nippon Honor Award 2019: Shinya Tsukamoto

This year, the fifth Nippon Honor Award will be presented to the multi-talented cult legend, Shinya Tsukamoto. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Tsukamoto grew up with a Super 8 “attached to his hand,” already making films when he was just a teenager, with Akira Kurosawa being one of his first great influences. Though he temporarily … Continue reading Nippon Honor Award 2019: Shinya Tsukamoto

Gastbeitrag: SneakyMonday – Stimmungsschwankungen, Nippon Connection, Tag 3

Technisch gesehen begann Tag 3 mit dem NIPPON HEIMKINO und ONE CUT OF THE DEAD von Tag 2. Nach ein paar Jahren der Abwesenheit war Jörg Buttgereit dieses Jahr endlich wieder präsent und brachte uns gemeinsam mit Alexander Iffländer, japanisches Trash-Kino und Iffländers Dr. Monkula Intro näher. Das Ganze wie immer gut gelaunt vom Sofa … Continue reading Gastbeitrag: SneakyMonday – Stimmungsschwankungen, Nippon Connection, Tag 3

Guest Article: Claudia Bertolè

It seems that I cannot do without this “pink explosion” once a year… What can I say? I always enjoy myself a lot at Nippon Connection. Meeting friends (after all the years…), watching great films, listening to cinema discussions (I was, for example, able to talk with director Okita Shuichi – I like his poetic … Continue reading Guest Article: Claudia Bertolè

Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 3rd)

It all comes to a head today, as we finally wrap up Nippon Connection 2018.  Parting is, as always, such sweet sorrow, but there are still a few things to look forward to so that you can get your last Nippon fix until next year. Special Events: Film Talks The final Film Talk of this … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 3rd)

Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 2nd)

Hard to believe, but we’re already at the weekend!  Not too much for today is already sold out, so there are still lots of opportunities to enjoy the many cultural events of movie premiers planned for today!   Special Events: Film Talks Today’s Film Talk features Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, screenwriter for the occult classic The Ring … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 2nd)

Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

The weather has been getting more variable, but at least that means it’s cooler than at the start of the week.  Hopefully this will encourage more people to come visit us and avoid the worst of the weather by sitting in on the many events planned for today!  Highlights below.   Special Events: Taiko Concert … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

Guest Article: Windows on Worlds – Nippon Connection, Day 2

The Editor of Windows on Worlds, Hayley Scanlon reports from her day 2 at the festival. After spending the opening night watching two documentaries about people living outside the mainstream, day two was all about fiction. Showcasing the immense variety to be found even within the realms of small scale indie, these four contemporary dramas … Continue reading Guest Article: Windows on Worlds – Nippon Connection, Day 2