Shinozaki Makoto at IFFR
Jam Session - Kikujiro no natsu koshiki kaizokuban
The formidable Kitano Takeshi in the 'making-of' of his last film Kikujiro. Plus an unforgettable encounter with the Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien.
A bunch of WWII veterans, who meet up from time to time, are confronted by a new threat: a sect that has targeted old people. Thorny issue in a Japan turning rapidly grey.
The Japanese director and superstar Kitano started as a stand-up comic in stripclubs. Loving low-budget biopic sketches his hard learning process, including the slapstick and the pranks.
Cop Festival - Curated by Shinozaki Makoto
Japanese film makers each indulged themselves for ten minutes on the genre of the police film. With the assistance of familiar faces and surprising new talents, but who exactly?
Shinozaki Makoto’s mystery deals with the fall-out from the 2011 tsunami. A psychology professor and one of her students push their obsessions with personal loss and national trauma to the point where their sanity seems at risk. A noir vision tinged with fantasy-horror.