Gastbeitrag: SneakyMonday – Donnerstag, 4 Filme, 2 Meinungen

Erneut haben die Gastblogger von SneakyMonday, Malte Triesch und Helena Barth, unser Festival besucht. Für uns haben sie den Festival-Donnerstag bei Nippon Connection Revue passieren lassen. Malte: Der Donnerstag begann stressig, mit einem (dem ersten) Besuch beim Kinderarzt. Termin um 10:00 Uhr. Danach Filmfrühstück um 11:00 Uhr, auf der Arbeit sagen wir dazu „harter Anschlag“, … Continue reading Gastbeitrag: SneakyMonday – Donnerstag, 4 Filme, 2 Meinungen

Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 31st)

For those of who who've been held back by work or school thus far, today is the day! It's Friday, which means there is still a full weekend's worth of Nippon to sink yourselves into. Here are some of the special programs we've got planned out for today. Special Events: Remembering Isao Takahata Last year, … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 31st)

Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 30th)

The first two days are merely a warm-up compared to Day Three, when Nippon Connection starts to get really busy, especially since today is a holiday. We have a lot of events, programs, and film premieres today, so let's get to it! Special Events: Lecture: Umami and Dashi "Umami," the fifth sense of taste, was … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 30th)

Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 29th)

Things start off a bit earlier today; our first film premiere is at 2 o'clock, and we keep rolling from there until late tonight. Here are some of the best events on offer during Day Two of this year's festival.   Special Events: Workshop: Film Sound Recording Emmy-award-winning Foley artist Goro KOYAMA comes all the … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 29th)

Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 28th)

Finally, it's that time of year again! Nippon Connection is back! This year marks the 19th year of the festival that is the largest event for Japanese film in the world outside of Japan itself. We've got 6 days, over a hundred films, and dozens upon dozens of cultural and featured events to fill out … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (May 28th)

Guest in Focus: Michiyo ARAKAWA – Kirigami Papercut Workshop

(インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。) (Deutscher Text siehe unten.) From Okinawa prefecture in south of japan, Michiyo ARAKAWA travels to us to decorate the 18th Nippon Connection japanese Film Festival with her beautiful paperflowers. True to her motto: Everybody is different and everything is good” the participant of her workshop can get their very own kirigami flower to blossom. … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Michiyo ARAKAWA – Kirigami Papercut Workshop

The year slips on the calendar: Takashi Makino’s 2012

Watching Derek Jarman’s Blue (1993) is like seeing everything and nothing at the same time. The cinema screen is entirely covered in a projection of blue, the particular tone of which was inspired by Yves Klein’s monochrome painting IKB 79 (1959) as well as the blue filter Jarman felt covered his own failing eyesight, symptomatic … Continue reading The year slips on the calendar: Takashi Makino’s 2012