- New Times at Crossroad Street
Director: Ivars Seleckis
1999 / Latvia / 35mm / 85 min
Director Ivars Seleckis, winner of our Grand Prize for The Crossroad Street at our first film festival in 1989, returns to the same village and its people ten years later in his new work.
(Screening: October 4th 7:40pm at Yamagata Central Public Hall)
- A Cuban Lover
Director: Kuroki Kazuo
1969 / Japan, Cuba / 35mm / 101 min
The second feature work from Kuroki Kazuo, director of many outstanding documentaries for Iwanami Productions. A love story between a young Japanese man (Tsugawa Masahiko) and a Cuban girl, set 10 years after the Cuban revolution.
(Screening: October 5th, 6:50pm at Yamagata Central Public Hall)
Director: Hartmut Bitomsky
2001 / Germany, USA / 35mm / 112 min
The latest work from Hartmut Bitomsky, who has made many documentary films utilizing archival footage. An ode to the B-52 bomber, which was designed in 1947 and has been used as a tool of war for over fifty years in such theaters of combat as Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Kosovo.
(Screening: October 7th, 10:00am at Yamagata Central Public Hall)
- Ordinary Heroes
Director: Ann Hui
1999 / Hong Kong / 35mm / 128 min
From female director Ann Hui, a standard bearer for Hong Kong filmmakers who has produced works in a variety of genres including documentary, comes this tale of a group of people whose lives are touched by the student movement of the late 70s, the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident, and Hong Kongs amalgamation by China in 1997.
(Screening: October 9th, 1:30 pm at Yamagata Central Public Hall)