Japanese

Other Screenings


Special Invitation Films

[Venues] Central Public Hall 6F, and more

To commemorate the passing of Matsumoto Toshio, who left his mark as a filmmaker, critic, and researcher, and whose work has often been featured at YIDFF, we will be showing Funeral Parade of Roses, the three-projector film For My Crushed Right Eye, in addition to other shorter documentaries and experimental films. The Power of Expression: The Minamata Producer Speaks, the closing film of the festival, reveals the work of the late Takagi Ryutaro, producer of many documentaries such as the Minamata series by director Tsuchimoto Noriaki. The Targeted Island: A Shield Against Storms was directed by Mikami Chie, who continues to direct her gaze at present-day Okinawa, exposing the truth of what takes place on the front line. Alpine Fire is the chef-d’oeuvre of Fredi Murer, who is featured at YIDFF 2017 and who enjoyed a friendly association with Ogawa Shinsuke. Stealing Rodin will be given a special screening as part of a joint program with the International Documentary Film Festival of Santiago.

Alpine Fire  Dir: Fredi M. Murer / SWITZERLAND / 1985 / 113 min

The Power of Expression: The Minamata Producer Speaks  Dir: Inoue Minoru, Kataoka Nozomi / JAPAN / 2016 / 100 min

In Memory of Matsumoto Toshio
Funeral Parade of Roses  1969 / 107 min
Ginrin  1985 / 10 min
Nishijin  1961 / 26 min
For My Crushed Right Eye  1968 / 13 min
and more

The Targeted Island: A Shield Against Storms  Dir: Mikami Chie / JAPAN / 2017 / 119 min

SPAN class="note">Special Screening
Stealing Rodin  Dir: Cristóbal Valenzuela / CHILE / 2017 / 80 min


YIDFF Network Special Screening

October 10   [Venue] Forum 5

The YIDFF Network is a volunteer group that was brought together for the inaugural YIDFF in 1989, as an initiative of Ogawa Shinsuke. Since that time, the group has continued to be active on a wide range of levels. YIDFF Network Special Screenings are organized for each Festival, with the intention of presenting films from the volunteers’ original perspectives.

Start Line  Dir: Imamura Ayako / JAPAN / 2016 / 112 min


YIDFF x Tongari Bldg.

[Venue] Tongari Bldg. (1F KUGURU)

October 6 (Fri), 7 (Sat)
Yamagata Rough Cut!

October 7 (Sat) –9 (Mon)
Ten Trips Around the Sun: Sato Makoto’s Documentary Horizon Today (Discussions)

October 8 (Sun)
Performance: Faces (Yamagata Special Edition)

October 5 (Thu) –12 (Thu)
Photo exhibition : Cinema Street / Watanabe Ani

www.tongari-bldg.com