Nippon Visions

If you are looking for new cinematic gems and challenging perspectives in cinema, NIPPON VISIONS is the place for you. The section showcases extraordinary feature film debuts by young directors, like BLUE HOUR by Yuko HAKOTA. Regulars from the Japanese independent film scene are also represented, including Daisuke MIYAZAKI with his film TOURISM.

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 €.

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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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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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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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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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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Life Finds A Way

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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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Nippon Connection Shorts

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

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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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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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Tourism

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