Strange Fruit

July 11, 2007
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Sunday, July 8 at 1:30 pm
Wednesday, July 11 at 9 pm

A selection from Japan’s independent film world–where individuals achieve total creative freedom by writing, directing and financing films themselves. In this program, watch some hidden treasures found below the surface.

Agitated Screams of Maggots (Ujimushi tachi no sakebi)
Animation made for the band Dir En Grey about the fascination with violence and metamorphoses. 2007, 4 min. By Keita Kurosaka.

Life in Additional Time (Life in Additional Time 2nd LEG)
After committing suicide, Yumiko has been granted a 44-minute overtime in life. Will she find something worth living for? 2005, 14 min. By Masaya Kakehi.

On a beautiful day in May the dead are rising to hunt down the living. Only one girl can fight them back. 2005, 8 min. By Moritz Mohr.

Drawing Wishes (Negai wo hiku)
During a phone call with a far away friend, fond wishes are drawn into the sky. 2006, 4:35 min. By Aki Nakazawa.

Children of Shadows (Kage no kodomo)
Tsuji’s animation of charcoal drawings lies somewhere between manga and the Brothers Grimm. 2006, 18 min. By Naoyuki Tsuji.

Time of Death (Shibo jikoku)
What happens when a husband comes home to his wife’s lover? A fast-paced comedy about a wife in trouble. 2006, 40 min. By Shinsuke Sato.

Tickets: Free admission.  First-come, first-served.

Nippon Connection Festival on Tour was compiled by Nippon Connection, the Japanese film festival in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2000, Nippon Connection is fast becoming one of the leading festivals devoted to contemporary Japanese films.

See overview of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film.

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2007
  • 9:00 pm