Gastbeitrag – Cinematographic Tides: Nippon Connection – Tag 1 (La Terre abandonnée | GOOD/BYE)

Frankfurt – Weltstadt, Messezentrum, Stadt der Finanzen und Wolkenkratzer. Mit 5,5 Millionen Einwohnern im Rhein-Main-Gebiet wird man von der Schnelllebigkeit und Masse schnell verschluckt und an verschiedenen Orten wieder ausgespuckt. Da kann man schon mal den Überblick verlieren. Wenn ihr mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln unterwegs seid und Orientierung nicht eure Superpower ist (und hier muss … Continue reading Gastbeitrag – Cinematographic Tides: Nippon Connection – Tag 1 (La Terre abandonnée | GOOD/BYE)

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

3/11 and Nippon Connection: A Look Back

With the 5th anniversary of the events of March, 2011 having now come and gone, 3/11 will be one of the central themes of this year’s Nippon Connection. However, this will ultimately be nothing new for attendees of the festival, since films about the tsunami and nuclear meltdown have been major parts of the program … Continue reading 3/11 and Nippon Connection: A Look Back

3/11 and Nippon Connection: A Different Look at the Catastrophe

  3/11 has had lingering aftereffects across all aspects of Japanese culture and society. That's why there is a focus on documentary and fictional films that deal with the catastrophe of Fukushima. Here is a quick summary of all film premiers and events featured by Nippon Connection this year that focus on some aspect of the … Continue reading 3/11 and Nippon Connection: A Different Look at the Catastrophe