Summer Shorts: Japan

Date:
23.08.2011
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
english

Authors selection of new short films, specially prepared for SUMMER SHORTS by film director Kazik Radvansky and producer Dan Montgomery. These «Jinni» national film award double nominees, film festivals in Japan, Sweden and even in Moscow prize-winners, and  regular Berlinale participants gathered together the most interesting movies, made in last two years in Canada.

SAPPORO Short Fest Selected Japanese Shorts

Face Trip
Documentary 
Japan, 2010 
Director: Yuki Ono
02:47 min

A self-photolog of a journey around Asia in 405 days. The face gradually changes over the road trip.

Free Telephone
Animation 
Japan, 2009 
Director: PANTOGRAPH 
Producer: Yamamoto Akemi / Torimoto Hideaki
04:07 min

A science fiction foreseeing today about high-tech future telephone devices. All calls are free of charge, but there is a reason for it.

The Song of Red Forest
Animation 
Japan, 2008
Director: Akihito Izuhara
05:33 min

Fortunetellers of the forest -Nini and Nana- sing the traditional song passed down in the deep forest of Ponia. The Lyrics are distinctive to their own, unlike any other languages known. Their mystical tune stimulates the forest to breath for reincarnation.

*Invited Berlinale Shorts 2010

BI JYO (A Beautiful Girl’s Nose)
Fiction
Japan, 2009
Director: Shunsuke Minowa 
14:54 min

Kaoruko has an excessively sensitive nose, which has been causing her trouble, but she finds out there’s a cure for it.

Googuri Googuri
Animation 
Japan, 2010
Director: Yoshiko Misumi 
08:23 min

«Googuri Googuri» is a secret language between a girl and her grandfather. Her imaginative world opens up.

Ishi No Oto (The sound of The Stone) 
Fiction 
Japan, 2006 
Director: Makoto Kinoshita 
18:55 min

An elderly man lost his wife is accepting her death through strange events. Starring a experienced actor, Junkichi Orimoto.

Kuchao (A Gum Boy) 
Animation 
Japan, 2010
Director: Masaki Okuda 
03:48 min

The primary schoolboy KUCHAO is hated everyone. When he immediately begins to chew a bubble gum, he enter the imagination world After school.
*Invited Berlinale Generation 2011

Jitensha (Bicycle)  
Fiction 
Japan, 2009
Director: Dean Yamada
21:17 min

A loner’s bicycle is mysteriously stolen piece by piece. He receives an envelope containing a list of addresses where he can retrieve the pieces.
*SSF2010 One Title Section Grand Prix