“A very pleasant horror-romance short narrative.”
Noaya Asanuma proves that he has a creative voice worth listening too.
A pleasant horror short-narrative that showcases Miyahara’s talent.
“A very satisfying satirical short thta shows that, within the job-seeking process, only the image matters.”
“A pleasant experimental short.”
“A beautiful poetic short that elegantly plays with the contrast between life and death.”
“Tokaibayashi Tsuyoshi delivers an important narrative that reveals how a societal system, which struggles with the newly-posed riddle of gender, problematizes the integration of the transgender subject in its fabric.”
“A thrilling masterpiece.”
“An incredible short that explores the subjective impact of the lack of materiality (i.e. bones) on the process of mourning in a very intimate way.”
“Yamanaka does not only reaffirm that she has talent but also that she improved her compositional style and her storytelling.”
“A pleasing narrative about the arbitrariness of language and culture.”
Introduction Mizuki Kiyama’s graduation short film Bath House of Whales is a creative reworking of her memories of accompanying her mother, a person of Korean descent living in Japan, to the public baths. Bath House of Whales (2019) was also screened at the Pia Film Festival, where it won the special jury prize.
“An enthralling audiovisual experience and a powerful critique of the Japanese political system.”
A pleasant short film that highlights that deception in romance finds its ultimate support in the subject’s desire to be loved.
Introduction Kota Takeuchi is man of many creative talents, but whatever he does – be it painting, filming, or sculpting – it is related to historical or contemporary topics. He is most renowned as being the representative of the man of the iconic webcam performance Finger Pointing Worker (2011). In his latest short, he explores…