“And the award goes to … !” – The Award Winners of the 21st Nippon Connection Film Festival

This year's Nippon Connection must have stood under a lucky star. The pandemic forced us to organize a second online-only film festival. But despite the uncertainties we could realize a great festival, blessed with an array of marvelous films, strong partners and supporters, and a wonderful audience! And thanks to the online edition, the audience … Continue reading “And the award goes to … !” – The Award Winners of the 21st Nippon Connection Film Festival

Filmvorschlag: Unsere Praktis stellen vor! (Teil 2)

Es ist soweit, das Filmfestival Nippon Connection ist zurück mit einer so großen Auswahl an Filmen, dass es schwer sein kann, den passenden Film (oder Filme) für den Kinoabend zu finden. Aus diesem Grund haben wir unsere Praktikant*innen dieses Jahr gefragt, ob sie nicht ihre persönlichen Favoriten mit uns teilen möchten. Hier kommt Teil 2 … Continue reading Filmvorschlag: Unsere Praktis stellen vor! (Teil 2)

Filmvorschlag: Unsere Praktis stellen vor!

Es ist soweit, das Filmfestival Nippon Connection ist zurück mit einer so großen Auswahl an Filmen, dass es schwer sein kann, den passenden Film (oder Filme) für den Kinoabend zu finden. Aus diesem Grund haben wir unsere Praktikant*innen dieses Jahr gefragt, ob sie nicht ihre persönlichen Favoriten mit uns teilen möchten. Hier kommt Teil 1 … Continue reading Filmvorschlag: Unsere Praktis stellen vor!

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