Join us for the first screenings of the Japanese Focus section of our programme. Find out more about Japanese cinema through this selection of seven shorts from top filmmakers!
The seven short films in this collection explore the lives of modern Japanese. What are their concerns, fears, hopes and dreams? We delve into a variety of topics with animated goats, a comedic search for coins, an obsession with beards, a comic book come to life, a twisted fairy tale, and a documentary about sumo-wrestling women. The movies demonstrate a wide breadth of new filmmaking talent in Japan’s creative sector.
In association with the Japanese Embassy, Japan Foundation and Asia NZ Foundation, we invite you to a pre-screening networking event with complimentary drinks. The films will be introduced by the festival director and one of the visiting filmmakers, who will also stay for a Q&A after the screening.
Estimated total run time: 103 minutes.
Rating TBC. Contact your cinema for details.