Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

It's been an amazing festival so far with remarkably good weather, so let the good times keep on rolling over the weekend! Here are our special offers for today: Special Events: Laughter from Bamboo Country Experience traditional Japanese narratives in modern attire! Julia and Yusuke YAMASAKI share humorous stories, accompanied by infectious Japanese music, peppered … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2019- The Daily Highlights (June 1st)

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)

Guest in Focus: Ian Thomas Ash

The Balance between Observation and Empathy while filming Death Ian Thomas Ash has been a regular guest of Nippon Connection for several years now and already won two prizes with his documentaries. In 2013, he received the NIPPON VISIONS AWARD for his Fukushima documentary A2-B-C as well as the NIPPON VISIONS AUDIENCE AWARD in 2015 for -1287. … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Ian Thomas Ash

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)

Guest in Focus: Yoshinori Sato

Outsiders and Outlaws: An interview with Yoshinori Sato Directo Yoshinori Sato, well-known for his feature films, including Bad Child and Her Mother, studied at the University of Southern California before he started to work for TV-productions. Shinjuku Tiger is his first documentary feature and will celebrate its international premiere at 19th Nippon Connection Film Festival. … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Yoshinori Sato

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: 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 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)