Guest in Focus – Skip City Shorts Edition: Yusuke HATAI – Vanish, Shintaro HIHARA – Son of the Bakery, Yuji MITSUHASHI – Lies

Founded in 2004, the SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL in Saitama showcases a selection of short films by promising Japanese filmmakers every year. NIPPON CONNECTION introduces four of those short films from the 2016 line-up. In our next Guest in Focus interview series, we asked a few questions of the directors of three of the four … Continue reading Guest in Focus – Skip City Shorts Edition: Yusuke HATAI – Vanish, Shintaro HIHARA – Son of the Bakery, Yuji MITSUHASHI – Lies

Guest in Focus: Daisuke MIYAZAKI – Yamato (California)

In our ongoing Guest in Focus series, we ask a few questions of several of our visiting filmmakers about their careers, influences, films, and what they think about coming to Germany. Today's guest is the writer and director of Yamato (California), Daisuke MIYAZAKI.   Daisuke MIYAZAKI, born in Yokohama in 1980, graduated from Waseda University … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Daisuke MIYAZAKI – Yamato (California)

Guest in Focus: Yosuke TAKEUCHI – The Sower

In our ongoing Guest in Focus series, we ask a few questions of several of our visiting filmmakers about their careers, influences, films, and what they think about coming to Germany. Our next guest is the director and writer Yosuke TAKEUCHI, who wrote and directed The Sower. Yosuke TAKEUCHI, born in 1978, studied at the … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Yosuke TAKEUCHI – The Sower

Guest in Focus: Yujiro HARUMOTO – Going The Distance

In our new Guest in Focus Series, we ask a few questions of several of our visiting filmmakers about their careers, influences, films, and what they think about coming to Germany. Our first guest is the director Yujiro HARUMOTO, director of Going the Distance. Yujiro HARUMOTO, born in Kobe in 1978, graduated from Nihon University … Continue reading Guest in Focus: Yujiro HARUMOTO – Going The Distance