Guest in Focus: ITAKO – Boys For Sale

Welcome back to Guest in Focus, where we ask a few questions of some of our featured filmmakers in the Nippons Visions section of the festival. Today, we learn a bit about ITAKO, director of the Nippon Visions documentary Boys for Sale, which premiered on Wednesday evening.   (インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。) When and how did you first … Continue reading Guest in Focus: ITAKO – Boys For Sale

Guest in Focus: Yoshiki SHIGEE – Come On Home To Sato

In today's final Guest in Focus interview (no worries, more will come tomorrow!), we hear from the director of Come On Home To Sato, Yoshiki SHIGEE.   (インタビューの日本語版は以下をご覧ください。) When and how did you first get into filmmaking? When I was 24, in my film school classes. What were your first film projects? I filmed people … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Yoshiki SHIGEE – Come On Home To Sato

A tribute to Gilles Laurent and his film La Terre abandonnée

On Tuesday, May 23rd, at 8pm, the Nippon Visions section of Nippon Connection 2017 officially began with a screening of the independent documentary La Terre abandonnée. This screening of the directorial debut of Belgian filmmaker Gilles Laurent was supposed to signal a new phase of his career, but instead served as a poignant epitaph to … Continue reading A tribute to Gilles Laurent and his film La Terre abandonnée