Nippon Specials

In cooperation with cinemas and institutions in the Rhine-Main area, Nippon Connection presents film screenings and events before and after the festival as well. Here you find a list of upcoming and past collaborative events.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Perfect Blue (パーフェクトブルー Pafekuto buru) by Satoshi Kon
Japan 1997, 80 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Past Events

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Crazy Thunder Road (狂い咲きサンダーロード Kuruizaki sandarodo) by Gakuryu Ishii
Japan 1980, 98 min., Original with German subtitles
With an introduction by Sebastian Krehl (Film team Nippon Connection)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with (Dis)Harmonie – Die Reihe für den abseitigen Film
Venue: Harmonie Arthouse Kino, Dreieichstraße 54, 60594 Frankfurt am Main

 

Friday, February 11, 2022

Tokio Dekadenz (トパーズ Topazu) by Ryu Murakami
Japan 1992, 89 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Filmreihe: Late Night Kultkino
Venue: Cinema at the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Der Idiot (白痴 Hakuchi) by Akira Kurosawa
Japan 1951, 166 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Filmreihe: Zum 200. Geburtstag by Fedor M. Dostoevskij
Venue: Cinema at the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Drive My Car (ドライブ・マイ・カー Doraibu mai ka) by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Japan 2021, 179 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Filmreihe: Kinohighlights 2021
Venue: Cinema at the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

 

Sunday, December 12 & Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Daido Moriyama – The Past Is Always New, The Future Is Always Nostalgic (過去はいつも新しく、未来はつねに懐かしい 写真家 森山大道 Kako wa itsumo atarashiku, mirai wa tsune ni natsukashii shashinka Moriyama Daido) by Gen Iwama
Japan 2021, 112 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Mal Seh’n Kino
Venue: Mal Seh’n Kino, Adlerflychtstraße 6, 60318 Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Far Road (遠い一本の道 Toi ippon no michi) by Sachiko Hidari
Japan 1977, 114 min., Original with English subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Remake. Frankfurter Frauen Film Tage
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Friday, November 19 - Sunday, November 21, 2021

Open Studios 2021
Eine Veranstaltung des ATELIERFRANKFURT
Venue: ATELIERFRANKFURT, Schwedlerstr: 1-5, 60314, Frankfurt am Main

 

Thursday, September 15, 2020

Audition (オーディション) by Takashi Miike
Japan 1999, OmU, 115 min., Uncut
With an introduction by Florian Höhr (Film team Nippon Connection)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with (Dis)Harmonie – Die Reihe für den abseitigen Film
Venue: Harmonie Arthouse Kino, Dreieichstraße 54, 60594 Frankfurt am Main

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Melancholic (メランコリック) by Seiji Tanaka
Japan 2018, 114 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Studentischer Filmkreis an der Technischen Universität Darmstadt
Venue: Audimax der TU Darmstadt, Karolinenplatz 5, 64289 Darmstadt

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Die Zeremonie (儀式 Gishiki) by Nagisa Oshima
Japan 1971, 123 min., Original with English subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Japan-Special
Venue: Cinema at the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

 

Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24, 2019

Open Studios 2019
An event organized by ATELIERFRANKFURT
Venue: ATELIERFRANKFURT, Schwedlerstr: 1-5, 60314, Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Japantag Frankfurt 2019
An event organized by Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main
Venue: Saalbau Bornheim, Arnsburger Str. 24, 60385 Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Nippon Open Air Kino: Ramen Shop (家族のレシピ Kazoku no reshipi) by Eric Khoo
Singapur/Japan/Frankreich 2018, 90 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Wiesenhüttenplatz e.V.
Venue: Wiesenhüttenplatz, 60329 Frankfurt am Main

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Melancholic (メランコリック) by Seiji Tanaka
Japan 2018, 114 min., Original with English subtitles
With an introduction by Florian Höhr (Film team Nippon Connection)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Murnau Filmtheater
Venue: Murnau Filmtheater, Murnaustr. 6, 65189 Wiesbaden

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Melancholic (メランコリック) by Seiji Tanaka
Japan 2018, 114 min., Original with English subtitles
With an introduction by Florian Höhr (Film team Nippon Connection)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with programmkino rex
Venue: programmkino rex, Wilhelminenstr. 9, 64283 Darmstadt

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

One Cut Of The Dead (カメラを止めるな! Kamera o tomeru na!) by Shinichiro Ueda
Japan 2017, 96 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Trace Of Breath (息の跡 Iki no ato) by Haruka Komori
Japan 2017, 93 min., Original with English subtitles
With an introduction by Sebastian Krehl (Film team Nippon Connection)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with programmkino rex, Reihe rexExtra
Venue: programmkino rex, Wilhelminenstr. 9, 64283 Darmstadt

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Shoplifters (万引き家族 Manbiki kazoku) by Hirokazu Koreeda
Japan 2018, 120 min., Original with German subtitles
Mit einem Filmgespräch mit Marion Klomfaß (Festivalleiterin Nippon Connection)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Mal Seh’n Kino
Venue: Mal Seh’n Kino, Adlerflychtstraße 6, 60318 Frankfurt am Main

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Bruno & Bettina by Lutz Dammbeck
Deutschland 2018, 102 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Venue: Cinema at the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

 

Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25, 2018

Open Studios 2018
An event organized by ATELIERFRANKFURT
Venue: ATELIERFRANKFURT, Schwedlerstr: 1-5, 60314, Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Inflatable Sex Doll Of The Wastelands (荒野のダッチワイフ Koya no datchi waifu) by Atsushi Yamatoya
Japan 1967, OmU, 85 Min.
With an introduction by Sebastian Krehl (Film team Nippon Connection)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with (Dis)Harmonie – Die Reihe für den abseitigen Film und Rapid Eye Movies
Venue: Harmonie Arthouse Kino, Dreieichstraße 54, 60594 Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Japantag Frankfurt 2019
An event organized by Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main
Venue: Saalbau Bornheim, Arnsburger Str. 24, 60385 Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tokyo Cabbageman K (東京白菜関K者 Tokyo hakusai kan-K-sha) by Akira Ogata
Japan 1980, 59 min., Original with English subtitles
Supporting film UNK by Macoto Tezka (Japan 1979, 15 min., no dialogue) and High-School-Terror by Macoto Tezka (Japan 1979, 6 min., Original with English subtitles)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Friday, November 17 - Sunday, November 19, 2017

Open Studios 2017
An event organized by ATELIERFRANKFURT
Venue: ATELIERFRANKFURT, Schwedlerstr: 1-5, 60314, Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Japantag Frankfurt 2017
An event organized by Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main
Venue: Saalbau Bornheim, Arnsburger Str. 24, 60385 Frankfurt am Main

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Kultursommer
An event organized by ATELIERFRANKFURT
Venue: ATELIERFRANKFURT, Schwedlerstr: 1-5, 60314, Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Battle Royale (バトル・ロワイアル) by Kinji Fukasaku
Japan 2000, OmU, 113 Min.
With an introduction by Martin Bregenzer (Film team Nippon Connection)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with (Dis)Harmonie – Die Reihe für den abseitigen Film
Venue: Harmonie Arthouse Kino, Dreieichstraße 54, 60594 Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Whispering Star (ひそひそ星 Hiso hiso boshi) by Sion Sono
Japan 2015, 102 min., Original with German subtitles
Supporting film UNK by Macoto Tezka (Japan 1979, 15 min., no dialogue)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fake by Tatsuya Mori
Japan 2016, 109 min., OmU
German premiere
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International, Category "International Program Truth"
Venue: Mal Seh’n Kino, Adlerflychtstraße 6, 60318 Frankfurt am Main

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Der Junge und das Biest (バケモノの子 Bakemono no ko) by Mamoru Hosoda
Japan 2015, 120 Min.
Nippon Connection in cooperation with SchulKinoWochen Hessen
Venue: Mal Seh’n Kino, Adlerflychtstraße 6, 60318 Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Belladonna of Sadness (哀しみのベラドンナ Kanashimi no beradonna) by Eiichi Yamamoto
Japan 1973, 93 min., Original with German subtitles
Supporting film Schleier (幕 Maku) by Yoriko Mizushiri  (Japan 2014, 5 min., no dialogue)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Friday, November 18 - Sunday, November 20, 2016

Open Studios 2016
An event organized by ATELIERFRANKFURT
Venue: ATELIERFRANKFURT, Schwedlerstr: 1-5, 60314, Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, Oktober 8, 2016

Japantag Frankfurt 2016
An event organized by Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main
Venue: Saalbau Bornheim, Arnsburger Str. 24, 60385 Frankfurt am Main

 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Yakuza Apocalypse (極道大戦争 Gokudo daisenso) by Takashi Miike
Japan 2015, 115 min., Original with German subtitles
Supporting film On a Wednesday Night in Tokyo by Jan Verbeek (Germany 2004, 6 min., no dialogue)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Apfelwein weltweit – International Cider Fair, Guest country Japan
An event organized by Apfelwein weltweit (heute: Apfelwein International)
Venue: Palmengarten, Siesmayerstr. 61, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Patema Inverted (サカサマのパテマ Sakasama no Patema) by Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Japan 2018, 114 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Studentischer Filmkreis an der Technischen Universität Darmstadt
Venue: Audimax der TU Darmstadt, Karolinenplatz 5, 64289 Darmstadt

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pacific War – Der Krieg geht weiter
Screening of the ZDF documentation and discussion with Takuma Melber (historian)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with der Deutsch-Japanischen Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main
Venue: Saalbau Dornbusch, Eschersheimer Landstr. 248, 60320 Frankfurt am Main

 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The World Of Kanako ( 渇き。Kawaki. ) by Tetsuya Nakashima
Japan 2014, 118 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Studentischer Filmkreis an der Technischen Universität Darmstadt
Venue: Audimax der TU Darmstadt, Karolinenplatz 5, 64289 Darmstadt

 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tokyo Tribe by Sion Sono
Japan 2014, 116 min., Original with German subtitles
Supporting film M.A. Numminen in der Sauna by Claes Olsson (Finnland 2014, 1 min.)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, Oktober 17, 2015

Japantag Frankfurt 2016
An event organized by Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main
Venue: Saalbau Bornheim, Arnsburger Str. 24, 60385 Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Little Voices from Fukushima by Hitomi Kamanaka - Film Screening Series: Protecting the Weak in China and Japan
An event organized by IZO (Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Ostasienstudien) an der Goethe-Universität Frankurt
Discussion with Hitomi Kamanaka and Julius Weitzdörfer (IZO)
Venue: Naxoskino, Waldschmidtstr. 19, 60316 Frankfurt am Main

 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Die Legende der Prinzessin Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語 Kaguyahime no monogatari) by Isao Takahata
Japan 2013, 137 min., Original with German subtitles
Supporting film Wind, der stiller wird by Vuk Jevremovic (Germany 1996, 4 min., no dialogue)
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ein Herbstnachmittag (秋刀魚の味 Sanma no aji) by Yasujiro Ozu
Japan 1962, 113 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

March 9-20, 2015

Der Mohnblumenberg by Goro Miyazaki
Japan 2011, 91 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with SchulKinoWochen Hessen
Venue: various

 

Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 23, 2014

Open Studios 2014
An event organized by ATELIERFRANKFURT
Venue: ATELIERFRANKFURT, Schwedlerstr: 1-5, 60314, Frankfurt am Main

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Feinde | Brüder by Brigitte Krause
Germany 2013, 78 min.
Screening of the documentary film and discussion with director Brigitte Krause and with Renate Bergner
Nippon Connection in cooperation with der Deutsch-Japanischen Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main
Venue: Saalbau Dornbusch, Eschersheimer Landstr. 248, 60320 Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Audition by Takashi Miike
Japan 1999, 115 min., Original with German subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

Saturday, Oktober 12, 2014

Japantag Frankfurt 2016
An event organized by Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft e.V. Frankfurt am Main
Venue: Saalbau Bornheim, Arnsburger Str. 24, 60385 Frankfurt am Main

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Branded To Kill (殺しの烙印 Koroshi no rakuin) by Seijun Suzuki
Japan 1967, 91 min., Original with subtitles
Nippon Connection in cooperation with Pupille – Kino in der Uni
Venue: Pupille – Kino in der Uni, Mertonstr. 26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

 

(We do not guarantee completeness or correctness. More past events will be added.)

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