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Other Screenings


Special Invitation Films

[Venues] M1 Yamagata Museum of Art 1, S1 Solaris 1, YC Yamagata Central Public Hall 6F

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Regrettably, several filmmakers connected to YIDFF whose films made pivotal contributions to film culture have recently passed away: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, a director who headed the jury at YIDFF ’99 and was known as the conscience of Brazil’s Cinema Novo; Tamura Masaki, renowned cinematographer, a member of the YIDFF ’95 New Asian Currents jury, and who was involved with Ogawa Productions since the Sanrizuka era; Marceline Loridan, partner of the late Joris Ivens and who came to Yamagata for YIDFF ’89 and ’99; Barbara Hammer, pioneer director of lesbian and feminist films, and chair of the YIDFF ’95 jury; and Peng Xiaolian, a director who brought an unfinished documentary of Ogawa Shinsuke’s to completion. Their films will be screened in homage to their legacies. There will also be a closing screening of Angela’s Diaries—Two Filmmakers, the final collaboration of longtime co-directors Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi.

A Japanese Village—Furuyashikimura  Dir: Ogawa Shinsuke / JAPAN / 1982 / 210 min   Oct. 15 10:50 M1
Manzan Benigaki  Dir: Ogawa Shinsuke, Peng Xiaolian / JAPAN / 2001 / 90 min   Oct. 15 16:00 M1
Sanctus  Dir: Barbara Hammer / USA / 1990 / 19 min   Oct. 15 19:00 M1
Nitrate Kisses  Dir: Barbara Hammer / USA / 1992 / 67 min   Oct. 15 19:00 M1
The Light of Tom  Dir: Nelson Pereira dos Santos / BRAZIL / 2013 / 86 min   Oct. 15 18:30 S1

Closing Film
Angela’s Diaries—Two Filmmakers  Dir: Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi / 2018 / 125 min   Oct. 16 YC


YIDFF Network Special Screenings

October 11–14   [Venues] YM Yamagata Manabikan, M2 Yamagata Museum of Art 2

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.

Children Before the Dawn  Dir: Yanagisawa Hisao / 1969 / 120 min   Oct. 12 12:30 YM [Admission Free]
And Life Goes On  Dir: Kobayashi Shigeru / 2004 / 107 min   Oct. 12 15:00 YM [Admission Free]
Maebashi Army Airfield  Dir: Iizuka Toshio / 2018 / 69 min   Oct. 14 10:00 YM [Admission Free]
Gocha Maze Koze  Dir: Mukan no TO / 2019 / 153 min   Oct. 11 10:30 M2 (Yamagata Museum of Art 2)


Finnish Saunas and Film

October 12–15   [Venues] Square in front of Yamagata Citizens’ Hall (sauna / Free Admission), S1 Solaris 1 (films)

The Finnish sauna, a space for communication with parallels to Japanese bathhouse and hot spring culture. This year in Yamagata—itself a land of hot springs—you can watch documentaries about Finnish saunas, and try one out too!

Steam of Life  Dir: Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen / 2010 / 81 min   Oct. 15 13:00 S1
Entrepreneur  Dir: Virpi Suutari / 2018 / 77 min   Oct. 15 16:00 S1

Finland Saunas
[Time] October 12 (Sat) 13 (Sun) (Changed)14 (Tue) 13:00–18:00 / October 15 (Mon) 15:00–19:00
[Venues] Square in front of Yamagata Citizens’ Hal
[What to bring] Swimming wears, towels, sandal
[Admission] Free

[In collaboration with] Finnish Film Foundation
[Supported by] Finland Embassy
[Design] Tomoyo Nakamura/buildingLandscape + Takashi Hirose/hrs architects
[Construction] Tohoku University of Art & Design Nishizawa Lab. + Tatsuhiro Ara
[Support]
CRAFT CRAYN Ltd.,
TAJIMA ROOFING INC.,
TENDO CO., LTD.
Yasuhiro Yamanaka Architects & YAMANAKA DESIGN OFFICE
BATHLIER CO., LTD
Jokipiin Pellava Oy
HUKKA DESIGN
Nystad Sauna Company
Osmia Finland
Visit Jyväskylä
Sauna from Finland