Guest Article – Windows on Worlds: Nippon Connection, Day 4

It’s day four of the festival and I’m already feeling quite tired, but Friday is my busiest day so far with five films packed into a busy schedule! It’s also one of the most varied, bouncing back and forth between mainstream and indie, thrillers, gothic romances and family dramas, each directed by veteran filmmakers trying … Continue reading Guest Article – Windows on Worlds: Nippon Connection, Day 4

Guest in Focus: Hirobumi WATANABE – Poolsideman

Welcome back to Guest in Focus, where we ask a few questions of some of our visiting featured filmmakers about their background in film. Today, we look at the influences of Hirobumi WATANABE, director of Poolsideman.   (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? I made my first real film 10 years … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Hirobumi WATANABE – Poolsideman