Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Special

July 12, 2007
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Saturday, July 7 at 6 pm
Thursday, July 12 at 8:20 pm

Since 1990, the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival has been showcasing the most dynamic, fearless and punch-packing films of the young independent scene, drawing devotion and attention from all over the world, including Quentin Tarantino. Due to its city’s recent bankruptcy, the festival is in danger of being discontinued. This selection of the festival’s best films in recent years has been compiled by Yubari Program Director Tokitoshi Shiota.
Nama Natsu
Middle-aged Masuo falls for a voluptuous schoolgirl on the bus. She finds him repulsive, but the desperate and silly man won’t give up. Yoshida portrays the cynical perversity of middle-aged misery in this bizarre love story. 2005, 57 min. By Keisuke Yoshida.

Pumpkin Head (Pampukin heddo)
A cult kidnaps Juzo and embeds a tiny zombie into his brain, who won’t let him sleep. Juzo seeks the help of inner-brain detective Pumpkin Head, and a fight for his sanity ensues in his dreams.  2001, 40 min. By Kazutaka Kodaka.

Water Power is insecure, Combustion Power is a bully, Wind Power is laid-back, Nuclear Power is exposed to his own radiation and Coal Power is a retired old timer. All the Powers run through the streets of Tokyo in this educational film. 2003, 23 min. By Masahiko Kadowaki.

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. http://www.nipponconnection.de

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

  • Thursday, July 12, 2007
  • 8:20 pm