Guest Article – Sonatine: Film Review: The Long Excuse

In the very first sequence of the movie, a man is having his hair cut by a woman. He is looking into the mirror, she is in the back. The two of them are chatting in a way it is possible to feel a relationship. The particular thing is that their looks always seem to … Continue reading Guest Article – Sonatine: Film Review: The Long Excuse

The 2017 Nippon Honor Award: Koji YAKUSHO

It’s finally that time of year again!  Nippon Connection, the largest festival devoted to Japanese cinema in Europe, will once again return to Frankfurt am Main on Tuesday, May 23rd, running throughout the week until Sunday, May 28th. And for the third time, one of the festival highlights will feature a special Honor Award presented … Continue reading The 2017 Nippon Honor Award: Koji YAKUSHO

Nippon Connection and Netflix Japan present: HIBANA

  After years of breaking international ground for a host of remarkable works of Japanese film, Nippon Connection is proud to be a part of history by hosting the global premier of one of the first-ever original Netflix series to be produced in Japan, a new international frontier for online television production.   The result of … Continue reading Nippon Connection and Netflix Japan present: HIBANA

Guest in Focus: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

One of the special guests present at Nippon Connection this year is the renowned director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, this year’s recipient of the Nippon Honor Award. Born in 1955 in Kobe, Kurosawa’s career in film stretches back into the 1980’s, when he got his start making direct-to-video works and “pink films,” before studying in the US … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Kiyoshi Kurosawa