Films

Ahum

  • 阿吽
    Aun
  • Director, script & world sales: Yu KAJINO
  • Japan 2018, 74 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Wednesday, May 29, 22:15 Naxoshalle Kino

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© 1963 Kadokawa Pictures

An Actor’s Revenge

  • 雪之丞変化
    Yukinojo henge
  • Director: Kon ICHIKAWA
  • Japan 1963, 35mm, 114 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • With an introduction by Luk van Haute
  • Sunday, June 2, 18:00 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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And Your Bird Can Sing

  • きみの鳥はうたえる
    Kimi no tori wa utaeru
  • Director: Sho MIYAKE
  • Japan 2018, 106 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • In the presence of the director
  • Wednesday, May 29, 16:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Thursday, May 30, 19:45 Mal Seh’n Kino

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© 2018 "Another World" FILM PARTNERS

Another World

  • 半世界
    Hansekai
  • Director & script: Junji SAKAMOTO
  • Japan 2018, 119 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 16 or older
  • European premiere in the presence of the director and of the actor Kiyohiko SHIBUKAWA
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, May 31, 19:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Saturday, June 1, 17:45 Mal Seh’n Kino

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© 2018 NETEMO SAMETEMO FILM PARTNERS
& COMME DES CINEMAS

Asako I & II

  • 寝ても覚めても
    Netemo sametemo
  • Director: Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI
  • Japan / France 2018, 119 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Wednesday, May 29, 17:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Sunday, June 2, 16:30 Mousonturm Saal

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Blue Hour

  • ブルーアワーにぶっ飛ばす
    Buru awa ni buttobasu
  • Director & script: Yuko HAKOTA
  • Japan 2019, 92 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • European premiere
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Saturday, June 1, 12:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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© 1957 Kadokawa Pictures

The Blue Sky Maiden

  • 青空娘
    Aozora musume
  • Director: Yasuzo MASUMURA
  • Japan 1957, 35mm, 89 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • With an introduction by Sebastian Krehl
  • Friday, May 31, 20:30 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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Boy Soldiers: The Secret War In Okinawa

  • 沖縄スパイ戦史
    Okinawa supai senshi
  • Director: Chie MIKAMI, Hanayo OYA
  • Japan 2018, 114 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • European premiere in the presence of the director Hanayo OYA
  • Competition Nippon Docs Award
  • Saturday, June 1, 19:30 Naxoshalle Kino

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The Call Of Zon

  • ゾンからのメッセージ
    Zon kara no messeji
  • Director: Takuji SUZUKI
  • Japan 2018, 117 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premiere in the presence of the actress Ritsuko
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Friday, May 31, 22:15 Naxoshalle Kino

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The Chaplain

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The Chrysanthemum And The Guillotine

  • 菊とギロチン
    Kiku to girochin
  • Director & script: Takahisa ZEZE
  • Japan 2018, 189 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the actor Kiyohiko SHIBUKAWA
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Wednesday, May 29, 21:45 Mousonturm Saal

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Complicity

  • コンプリシティ
  • Director & script: Kei CHIKAURA
  • Japan / PRC 2018, 115 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Sunday, June 2, 17:15 Naxoshalle Kino

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Dare To Stop Us

  • 止められるか、俺たちを
    Tomerareru ka, oretachi o
  • Director: Kazuya SHIRAISHI
  • Japan 2018, 118 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, May 31, 13:45 Mousonturm Saal

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Dawn Wind In My Poncho

  • ポンチョに夜明けの風はらませて
    Poncho ni yoake no kaze haramasete
  • Director: Satoru HIROHARA
  • Japan 2017, 90 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • European premiere in the presence of the director
  • Friday, May 31, 22:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Sunday, June 2, 14:00 Mousonturm Saal

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© 1962 Kadokawa Pictures

Elegant Beast

  • しとやかな獣
    Shitoyakana kedamono
  • Director: Yuzo KAWASHIMA
  • Japan 1962, 35mm, 96 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • With an introduction by Dr. Alexander Zahlten
  • Saturday, June 1, 20:30 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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© 1959 Kadokawa Pictures

Floating Weeds

  • 浮草
    Ukikusa
  • Director: Yasujiro OZU
  • Japan 1959, 35mm, 119 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • With an introduction by Jonathan Hall
  • Saturday, June 1, 16:00 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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Fly Me To The Saitama

  • 翔んで埼玉
    Tonde Saitama
  • Director: Hideki TAKEUCHI
  • Japan 2019, 107 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Wednesday, May 29, 19:15 Mousonturm Saal
  • Sunday, June 2, 14:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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From All Corners

  • 旅するダンボール
    Tabi suru danboru
  • Director & camera: Ryusuke OKAJIMA
  • Japan 2018, 93 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to all ages
  • European premiere in the presence of the producer Yuko SHIOMAKI and of the protagonist Fuyuki SHIMAZU
  • Competition Nippon Docs Award
  • Tuesday, May 28, 19:45 Naxoshalle Kino

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© 1964 Kadokawa Pictures

The Goddess Of Mercy


  • Manji
  • Director: Yasuzo MASUMURA
  • Japan 1964, 35mm, 91 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • With an introduction by Tom Mes
  • Saturday, June 1, 22:45 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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© 2018 "HARD-CORE" Film Partners

Hard-Core

  • ハード・コア
  • Director: Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
  • Japan 2018, 124 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • German premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, May 31, 22:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Saturday, June 1, 22:45 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Hiroyasu ISHIDA: Animation Shorts

  • German premieres in the presence of the director
  • Sunday, June 2, 15:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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I Go Gaga, My Dear

  • ぼけますから、よろしくお願いします。
    Bokemasukara, yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
  • Director & camera: Naoko NOBUTOMO
  • Japan 2018, 102 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premiere
  • Competition Nippon Docs Award
  • Wednesday, May 29, 17:15 Naxoshalle Kino

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Inuyashiki

  • いぬやしき
  • Director: Shinsuke SATO
  • Japan 2018, 126 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 16 or older
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 30, 16:45 Mousonturm Saal
  • Sunday, June 2, 17:45 Mal Seh’n Kino

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It’s Boring Here, Pick Me Up

  • ここは退屈迎えに来て
    Koko wa taikutsu mukae ni kite
  • Director: Ryuichi HIROKI
  • Japan 2018, 98 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • European premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 30, 14:00 Mousonturm Saal
  • Friday, May 31, 17:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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jam

  • Director & script: SABU
  • Japan 2018, 102 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Tuesday, May 28, 22:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Wednesday, May 29, 22:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Japanese Documentaries Presented By NHK WORLD-JAPAN

  • 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki Episode 1: Ponyo is Here
  • by Kaku ARAKAWA
  • Japan 2019, 49 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Saturday, June 1, 11:30 Internationales Theater
  • The Pianist from Syria
  • by Kaori HIZUME
  • Japan 2018, 49 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Saturday, June 1, 13:00 Internationales Theater

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Jesus

  • 僕はイエス様が嫌い
    Boku wa Iesusama ga kirai
  • Director, script & camera: Hiroshi OKUYAMA
  • Japan 2018, 77 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Thursday, May 30, 19:45 Naxoshalle Kino

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JVTA Meets PIA Film Festival: Shorts

  • The Cheering Squad: Breaking Through The Limits
    限界突破応援団
  • Director: So WATANABE
  • Japan 2016, 30 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • A Japanese Boy Who Draws
    ある日本の絵描き少年
  • Director: Masanao KAWAJIRI
  • Japan 2018, 20 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premieres
  • Friday, May 31, 14:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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KAGURA Troupe On The Beat

  • 廻り神楽
    Mawari kagura
  • Director: Kano ENDO, Mirai OSAWA
  • Japan 2017, 94 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the director and the cutter Aiko TANAKA
  • Competition Nippon Docs Award
  • Sunday, June 2, 12:30 Naxoshalle Kino

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Killing

  • 斬、
    Zan,
  • Director, script & Schnitt: Shinya TSUKAMOTO
  • Japan 2018, 80 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Saturday, June 1, 20:00 Mousonturm Saal
  • Sunday, June 2, 22:30 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Life Finds A Way

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Liz And The Blue Bird

  • リズと青い鳥
    Rizu to aoi tori
  • Director: Naoko YAMADA
  • Japan 2018, 90 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Saturday, June 1, 14:00 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Sunday, June 2, 12:00 Mousonturm Saal

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Love At Least

  • 生きてるだけで、愛。
    Ikiteru dake de, ai
  • Director: Kosai SEKINE
  • Japan 2016, DCP, 95 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, May 31, 16:45 Mousonturm Saal
  • Saturday, June 1, 20:15 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Lying To Mom

  • 鈴木家の嘘
    Suzukike no uso
  • Director & script: Katsumi NOJIRI
  • Japan 2018, 133 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 30, 19:30 Mousonturm Saal

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Marriage Hunting Beauty

  • 美人が婚活してみたら
    Bijin ga konkatsu shite mitara
  • Director: Akiko OKU
  • Japan 2018, 93 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Tuesday, May 28, 19:30 Mousonturm Saal (including opening ceremony)
  • Wednesday, May 29, 20:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Melancholic

  • メランコリック
  • Director & script: Seiji TANAKA
  • Japan 2018, 113 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the director and of the actor Yoshitomo ISOZAKI
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Saturday, June 1, 22:15 Naxoshalle Kino

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© 2018 "The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan"
Project Partners
© Shoji Segawa/KODANSHA

The Miracle Of Crybaby Shottan

  • 泣き虫しょったんの奇跡
    Nakimushi shottan no kiseki
  • Director: Toshiaki TOYODA
  • Japan 2018, 127 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • German premiere in the presence of the director and the actor Kiyohiko SHIBUKAWA
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Saturday, June 1, 14:30 Mousonturm Saal

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Nippon Connection Shorts

  • In the presence of the director Chiemi SHIMADA
  • Sunday, June 2, 20:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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© 2018 STUDIO CHIZU

Nippon Film Breakfast: Mirai

  • 未来のミライ
    Mirai no mirai
  • Director & script: Mamoru HOSODA
  • Japan 2018, 98 min, Japanese with German subtitles, released to age 6 or older
  • Thursday, May 30, 11:00 Internationales Theater (Nippon Filmfrühstück)

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© Hiroko Reijo, Asami, KODANSHA
/ WAKAOKAMI Project

Okko’s Inn

  • 若おかみは小学生!
    Wakaokami wa shogakusei!
  • Director: Kitaro KOSAKA
  • Japan 2018, 92 min, Japanese with German subtitles and screening with German voice-over, released to age 6 or older
  • German premiere
  • Thursday, May 30, 15:30 Mal Seh’n Kino (NIPPON KIDS: Screening with German voice-over)
  • Friday, May 31, 11:30 Mousonturm Saal (Japanese with German subtitles)

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© 2018 Tomihiko Morimi, KADOKAWA
/ Penguin Highway Production Committee

Penguin Highway

  • ペンギン・ハイウェイ
  • Director: Hiroyasu ISHIDA
  • Japan 2018, 118 min, Japanese with German subtitles
  • German premieres in the presence of the director
  • Friday, May 31, 19:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Saturday, May 1, 11:30 Mousonturm Saal

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Portraits Of The Rainbow

  • Director: Ayumi NAKAGAWA
  • Japan 2018, 79 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Docs Award
  • Thursday, May 30, 22:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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Ramen Shop

  • 家族のレシピ
    Kazoku no reshipi
  • Director: Eric KHOO
  • Singapore / Japan / France 2018, 90 min, Japanese with German subtitles, released to age 0 or older
  • Thursday, May 30, 20:00 Internationales Theater (Nippon Filmdinner)
  • Sunday, June 2, 19:45 Mousonturm Saal (including award ceremony)

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© 1966 Kadokawa Pictures

The Red Angel

  • 赤い天使
    Akai tenshi
  • Director: Yasuzo MASUMURA
  • Japan 1966, 35mm, 95 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • With an introduction by Jonathan Hall
  • Sunday, June 2, 20:30 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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Room Laundering

  • ルームロンダリング
  • Director: Kenji KATAGIRI
  • Japan 2018, 109 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the actor Kiyohiko SHIBUKAWA
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 30, 22:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Saturday, June 1, 17:30 Mousonturm Saal

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Sea

  • 海抜
    Kaibatsu
  • Director & script: Kensei TAKAHASHI
  • Japan 2018, 80 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
  • Wednesday, May 29, 19:45 Naxoshalle Kino

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© 1965 Kadokawa Pictures

Seisaku’s Wife

  • 清作の妻
    Seisaku no tsuma
  • Director: Yasuzo MASUMURA
  • Japan 1965, 35mm, 93 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • With an introduction by Jonathan Hall
  • Saturday, June 1, 18:30 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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Sending Off

  • おみおくり〜Sending Off〜
    Omiokuri 〜Sending Off〜
  • Director, camera, production & world sales: Ian Thomas Ash
  • Japan 2019, 79 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • World premiere in the presence of the director and the protagonist Dr. Kaoru KONTA
  • Competition Nippon Docs Award
  • Friday, May 31, 16:30 Naxoshalle Kino

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Shinjuku Tiger

  • 新宿タイガー
  • Director: Yoshinori SATO
  • Japan 2019, 83 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to all ages
  • International premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Docs Award
  • Thursday, May 30, 17:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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© belly roll film/ RECIPRO

SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Special

  • Who Knows About My Life
    予定は未定
  • Director: Teppei ISOBE
  • Japan 2018, 27 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • She Is Alone
    彼女はひとり
  • Director: Natsuki NAKAGAWA
  • Japan 2018, 60 min, Japanese with English subtitles

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Special Screening: Memento Stella

  • Director, camera & world sales: Takashi MAKINO
  • Japan / Hongkong 2018, 60 min, no dialog
  • German premiere in the presence of the director
  • Thursday, May 30, 20:30 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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Special Screening: Tetsuo: The Iron Man

  • 鉄男
    Tetsuo
  • Director, script & editing: Shinya TSUKAMOTO
  • Japan 1989, 67 min, Japanese with English subtitles, FSK 16
  • In the presence of the director
  • Thursday, May 30, 22:30 Mousonturm Saal

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Special Screening: The Legend Of The Stardust Brothers

  • 星くず兄弟の伝説
    Hoshikuzu kyodai no densetsu
  • Director: Macoto TEZKA
  • Japan 1985, 100 min, Japanese with German subtitles
  • German premiere of the restored version of the Director’s Cut
  • Saturday, June 1, 22:30 Mousonturm Saal

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Special Screening: Tokyo Fist

  • 東京フィスト
  • Director & camera: Shinya TSUKAMOTO
  • Japan 1995, 35mm, 87 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • In the presence of the director
  • Friday, May 31, 18:00 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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Thicker Than Water

  • 犬猿
    Kenen
  • Director & script: Keisuke YOSHIDA
  • Japan 2018, 103 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Wednesday, May 29, 14:00 Mousonturm Saal
  • Thursday, May 30, 17:30 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Tokyo University Of The Arts: Animation Shorts

  • In the presence of Ilan NGUYEN
  • Thursday, May 30, 12:00 Naxoshalle Kino

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Tourism

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Tower Of The Sun

  • 太陽の塔
    Taiyo no to
  • Director & script: Kosai SEKINE
  • Japan 2018, 112 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • International premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Docs Award
  • Saturday, June 1, 16:45 Naxoshalle Kino

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Transience – The Best Of Recent Indie Animation

  • In the presence of the curator Dr. Catherine Munroe Hotes
  • Saturday, June 1, 14:15 Naxoshalle Kino

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We Are Little Zombies

  • Director & script: Makoto NAGAHISA
  • Japan 2019, 120 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
  • Thursday, May 30, 11:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Sunday, June 2, 20:15 Mal Seh’n Kino

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© 1961 Kadokawa Pictures

Women Are Born Twice

  • 女は二度生まれる
    Onna wa nido umareru
  • Director: Yuzo KAWASHIMA
  • Japan 1961, 16mm, 99 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • With an introduction by Luk van Haute
  • Friday, May 31, 22:30 Deutsches Filmmuseum

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