Special Screening: Memento Stella
- Japan / Hongkong 2018,60 min, no dialog
- Director, camera & world sales: Takashi MAKINO
- Production: Empty Gallery
- Sound Design: Reinier Van Houdt
- German premiere in the presence of the director
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
“Memento Stella” is experimental filmmaker Takashi MAKINO’s own expression for both the volatility of human existence and the unity of mankind. The title of his new film MEMENTO STELLA might be a metaphor for the poetic fleetingness of the film’s images as well as for the collective cinematic experience it offers.
Takashi MAKINO, born in Tokyo in 1978, is a Japanese experimental filmmaker whose works were already awarded at renowned international festivals in Rotterdam, New York, and Vienna. After studying at the Nihon University College of Art in the Department of Cinema, he worked in London at the Quay Brothers’ studio in 2001 and then as a freelance film colorist until 2011. Currently, he is living and working in Yokohama. MAKINO collaborates with a large number of musicians, including Jim O’Rourke, Simon Fisher Turner and Yoshihide OTOMO. His films CINÉMA CONCRET and ACTION DIRECT were shown at the 2016 NIPPON CONNECTION Film Festival.
Kindly supported by The City of Yokohama Frankfurt Representative Office and Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten der Stadt Frankfurt am Main