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Supporting Japan-related programs in European Capitals of Culture

The 63th San Sebastian International Film Festival

San Sebastian, Spain


New Japanese independent cinema 2000-2015 is the thematic retrospective programmed by the San Sebastian Festival for its 63rd edition, to take place from September 18th to 26th in San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture of 2016. Beyond the bounds of the films produced by the big studios, the phenomenon of independent cinema in Japan has generated an important source of cinematic creativity expressed in a series of films produced outside the industry. This category includes not only the first works by young directors, but also those by a series of long-standing filmmakers who find greater expressive freedom in this territory outside the clutches of commercial cinema. The cycle therefore becomes an overview of Japanese independent production in the last 15 years, a showcase offering the opportunity to discover the vitality and energy of the film industry in that country thanks to the work of some of today’s most eye-catching filmmaker.


18th to 26th Sep, 2015


Principe Cinemas, San Telmo Museum and Antiguo Berri Cinemas

Screening Program:

H STORY by Nobuhiro Suwa
Hole in the Sky by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
A Snake Of June by Shinya Tsukamoto
Bright Future by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
No one’s Ark by Nobuhiro Yamashita
VIBRATOR by Ryuichi Hiroki
Canary by Akihiko Shiota
Late Bloomer by Go Shibata
The soupe, one morning by Izumi TKAHASHI
BASHING by Masahiro Kobayashi
A STRANGER OF MINE by Kenji Uchida
Birth/Mother by Naomi Kawase
United Red Army by Koji Wakamatsu
Fourteen by Hiromasa Hirosue
SAD VACATION by Shinji Aoyama
Love Exposure by Sion Sono
PASSION by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Mental by Kazuhiro Soda
PARADE by Isao Yukisada
YELLOW KID by Tetsuya Mariko
Love Addiction by Nobuteru Uchida
HEAVEN’S STORY by Takahisa Zeze
Sawako Decides by Yuya Ishii
SAUDADE by Katsuya Tomita
The Cowards Who Looked To The Sky by Yuki Tanada
Kirishima Things by Daihachi Yoshida
No man’s zone by Fujiwara Toshifumi
Cold Bloom by Atsushi Funahashi
Au Revoir D’ete by Koji Fukada
The Tale Of Iya by Tetsuichiro Tsuta
The Light Shines Only There by Mipo Oh
SHARING by Makoto Shinozaki


Related Program:


Date Programme Venue Participate Japanese Artist
18th-26th Sep. 2015 Retrospective Boook Presentation Press Conference Room at Kursaal Auditorium Shozo Ichiyama
18th-26th Sep. 2015 Q&A Principe Cinemas Shinya Tsukamoto
18th-26th Sep. 2015 Q&A Principe Cinemas Katsuya Tomita

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