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)

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)

Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 31st)

  It's been another warm one so far, but we hope that you have been able to stick out the sticky pre-summer weather and have some good times at Nippon Connection 2018 so far.  Rain is predicted today but hopefully it restricts itself to the times when you are all inside, enjoying some of these … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 31st)

Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 29th)

Summer is approaching and the streets are dotted with strawberry and asparagus stands, which can only mean one thing- another Nippon Connection is upon us!  We're coming fast on two whole decades of Nippon Connection serving as a major cross-cultural touchstone for the city of Frankfurt, and as always, we have a lot of great … Continue reading Nippon Connection 2018- The Daily Highlights (May 29th)

Guest in Focus: Taku AOYAGI – The Road He Walks: A Story of He-Kun

(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.) At the 18th Nippon Connection Film Festival, young directors have the opportunity to show their films for the first time outside of Japan. Director Taku AOYAGI lets us know in the interview, that he really is excited about the reactions of the audience at the festival. He presents the … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Taku AOYAGI – The Road He Walks: A Story of He-Kun