Nippon Visions

NIPPON VISIONS is the place for unconventional perspectives. For example: calm and concentrated, but touching nonetheless, like THE NIGHT I SWAM. Or excessive, energetic, and challenging, like WILDERNESS. Or as an attempt to cross the borders between film and theater, like ICE CREAM AND THE SOUND OF RAINDROPS. Sometimes serious, analyzing the collective psyche of a nation – at other times crazy, without fears of ironic wackiness. NIPPON VISIONS offers space for newcomers, while also featuring experienced filmmakers who leave their comfort zone. It’s all about experiment and exploration. Last but not least, selected short film gems will raise your appetite for more cinematic adventures.

Two awards are offered in the NIPPON VISIONS and NIPPON DOCS section. The NIPPON VISIONS JURY AWARD consists of a free subtitling, sponsored by the Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA). The NIPPON VISIONS AUDIENCE AWARD is funded by Japanisches Kultur- und Sprachzentrum e.V. in Frankfurt and endowed with 1,000 €.

Breath of Rokkasho

Breath of Rokkasho

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Cyclops

  • キュクロプス
    Kyukuropusu
  • Director, script, production & world sales: Norichika OBA
  • Japan 2018, Blu-ray, 108 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premiere
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Saturday, June 2, 22:15 Naxoshalle Kino

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The Hungry Lion

  • 飢えたライオン
    Ueta raion
  • Director: Takaomi OGATA
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 78 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Supporting film: SKIP CITY PRESENTS: A GIRL UNTOUCHABLE by Hidetaka KOMUKAI
  • Thursday, May 31, 20:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops

  • アイスと雨音
    Aisu to amaoto
  • Director & script: Daigo MATSUI
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 74 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • European premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Supporting film: SKIP CITY PRESENTS: NAGISA by Takeshi KOGAHARA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 20:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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The Name

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The Night I Swam

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Noise

  • Director & script: Yusaku MATSUMOTO
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 76 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Sunday, June 3, 20:15 Naxoshalle Kino

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One Cut of the Dead

  • カメラを止めるな!
    Camera o tomeru na!
  • Director & script: Shinichiro UEDA
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 96 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • In presence of the director and of the producer Koji ICHIHASHI and the director Alexander Iffländer (supporting film)
  • Supporting film: INTERGALACTIC DETEKTIVE DR. MONKULA by Alexander Iffländer
  • Wednesday, May 30, 22:30 Naxoshalle Kino

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Party ’Round the Globe

  • 地球はお祭り騒ぎ
    Chikyu wa omatsurisawagi
  • Director & script: Hirobumi WATANABE
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 116 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Supporting film: DEAR by Kohei IGARASHI
  • Wednesday, May 30, 14:45 Naxoshalle Kino

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Passage of Life

  • 僕の帰る場所
    Boku no kaeru basho
  • Director & script: Akio FUJIMOTO
  • Japan / Myanmar 2017, DCP, 98 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Supporting film: HERE AND ELSEWHERE, ON AND ON by Yoshimasa JIMBO
  • Friday, June 1, 19:30 Naxoshalle Kino

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Strange Fruit: Shorts

  • DEEP TASTES
  • Director & Script: Kohei NAKAYAMA
  • Japan 2015, Blu-ray, 45 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • ORDINARY EVERYDAY
  • by Noriko YUASA
  • Japan 2017, 30 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premiere
  • REMEMBER!
  • by Tetsuhiko TSUCHIYA
  • Japan 2016, 25 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premiere
  • International premiere in the presence of the director, of the producer Katsuhiko KOMINE and the actresses Mizuho MISATO and Ryoka NEYA (Deep Tastes)
  • Friday, June 1, 15:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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Top Knot Detective

  • Directors & script: Aaron McCann, Dominic Pearce
  • Australia 2016, DCP, 86 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Supporting film: MITOKOMON Z by Shogo OKAWA
  • Friday, June 1, 21:45 Naxoshalle Kino

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Wilderness (Part 1 & 2)

  • あゝ、荒野 (前篇・後篇)
    Aa, koya (zempen • kohen)
  • Director: Yoshiyuki KISHI
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 304 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • European premiere
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Sunday, June 3, 12:30 Naxoshalle Kino

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