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

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