|Special Invitation Films|
At the Opening Ceremony, we will show Ogawa Shinsuke’s Magino Story—Pass which is about Makabe Jin, a poet from Yamagata, and for the Closing Ceremony, Fujiwara Toshi’s Cinema Is about Documenting Lives: The Works and Times of Noriaki Tsuchimoto, portraying director Tsuchimoto Noriaki. In addition, we will show Tsuchimoto Noriaki’s An Engineer’s Assistant and Fishing Moon. Also, in memory of directors Kuroki Kazuo, Matsukawa Yasuo, and Imamura Shohei, we will show Silence Has No Wings and A History of Postwar Japan as Told by a Bar Hostess. Furthermore, there will be a multiscreen showing of films that look at Palestine and Taiwan, even while prodding the current situation in Japan, made by a filmmaking group centering around director Nunokawa Tetsuro.
Venues: Central Public Hall 6F, Central Public Hall 4F
|New Docs Japan|
This is your chance to watch the cream of the newest documentaries from Japan! Introducing The Ants, which swept box offices in 2006; A Permanent Part-timer in Distress, about a young factory worker who sees no way out of society’s rigid constraints; Campaign, a direct-cinema approach to the conservative LDP party’s election machine; People Crossing the River, about a heartfelt exchange between Koreans and Japanese who shoulder a shared history; The Women the War Left Behind, a striking and sensitive debut film about the life of a Japanese woman left behind in China after WWII; and Ghada: Songs of Palestine, a 12-year portrait of a Palestinian woman.
Venues: Muse 1, Forum 5
|YIDFF Network Special Screenings|
A Movie Capital Again Iizuka Toshio
The Cats of Mirikitani Linda Hattendorf
Pahenlo Oki Hiroyuki, Maeda Shinjiro, Nakazawa Hideki, Nishimura Tomomi and more
Pride in Blue Nakamura Kazuhiko
Venues: Central Public Hall 4F, Muse 1, Forum 5