Japanese

Perspectives Japan


October 11–14   [Venue] Solaris 1

Perspectives Japan is dedicated to presenting documentaries portraying today’s Japan through unique cinematic perspectives. The five films of the program include: Domains which uses a complex structure to document the process of how actors develop their characters for a fiction film; Listening to the Air, which portrays a female radio personality who gave emergency FM broadcasts over a long period from disaster-stricken Rikuzen Takata, Iwate Prefecture following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; An Ant Strikes Back, which follows a laborer determined to take on a chronically exploitative Japanese corporation; Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa, which confronts an especially dark chapter in the Battle of Okinawa; and Tokyo High Tide, which explores the 80 year life of a man living on Tokyo’s tidal flats.



-Domains
JAPAN / 2018 / 150 min
Director: Kusano Natsuka


-Listening to the Air
JAPAN / 2018 / 73 min
Director: Komori Haruka


-An Ant Strikes Back
JAPAN / 2019 / 98 min
Director: Tsuchiya Tokachi


-Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa
JAPAN / 2018 / 114 min
Directors: Mikami Chie, Oya Hanayo


-Tokyo High Tide
JAPAN / 2019 / 83 min
Director: Murakami Hiroyasu