Nippon Connection On Demand 2022: Replay!

December 1 - 31, 2022
Watch.NipponConnection.com

From December 1 to 31, 2022, you can watch highlights from the 2022 Nippon Connection Film Festival online again! For one month, we will show ten current independent films from Japan on our video-on-demand platform watch.nipponconnection.com.

Each film costs 5 euros and can be started after payment for 5 days and then watched for 24 hours, until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2022 at the latest. The movies are only available in Germany. For more information on the technical requirements, please visit our FAQ page. All films will be shown in the original version with English subtitles.  Most of the ticket revenue goes to the filmmakers.

   

 

Backlight

逆光
by Ren SUDO, Japan 2021
A bittersweet summer movie set in the Japanese south of the 1970s: Akira goes home to the sea for the vacations with his fellow student Yoshioka. But inviting two old schoolmates is not such a good idea, as Akira would prefer to have Yoshioka all to himself.

Just The Two Of Us

二人ノ世界
by Keita FUJIMOTO, Japan 2020
Shunsaku, paralyzed from the neck down, finds new perspectives through his blind nurse Hanae. A touching love story about issues of freedom and hope with the outstanding acting performance of Masatoshi NAGASE, who received the Nippon Honor Award this year.

**Winner of the 2022 Nippon Visions Audience Award**

Let Me Hear It Barefoot

裸足で鳴らしてみせろ
by Riho KUDO, Japan 2021
Maki's blind adoptive grandmother has to go to the hospital, leaves him all her money and asks him to travel the world in her place. The money isn't enough, so Maki and his new friend Naomi decide to fake the trip with audio recordings. Riho Kudo's sensitive LGBTQ drama pays homage to Wong Kar-Wai's film Happy Together.

Mr. Suzuki -A Man In God's Country-

鈴木さん
by Omoi SASAKI, Japan 2020
In the Japan of the future, all unmarried people over the age of 45 will be drafted into the army or sent away, so 44-year-old Yoshiko seeks the solution to her problem in the mysterious Mr. Suzuki. This satirical science fiction dystopia mixes dark drama and dry humor to create an extraordinary film experience.

Ninja Girl

シュシュシュの娘
by Yu IRIE, Japan 2021
The young civil servant Miu learns from her grandfather on his deathbed: she is the last in an ancestral line of ninja fighters! Yu Irie's independent satire is a playful examination of racism and ignorance in Japan, with plenty of action.

One Day, You Will Reach The Sea

やがて海へと届く
by Ryutaro NAKAGAWA, Japan 2022
Since the 2011 tsunami, schoolgirl Sumire has been missing. The discovery of her video camera by her best friend Mana marks the beginning of a sensitive story about love, loss and the traumatic memories that have shaped the lives of many of those affected since the disaster.

Ring Wandering

リング・ワンダリング
by Masakazu KANEKO, Japan 2021
Sosuke, a passionate manga artist, meets a mysterious girl after finding the skull of an extinct Japanese wolf. The fantasy drama tells the story of lost souls of World War II and interweaves the layers of time. 

Unlock Your Heart

ひらいて
by Rin SHUTO, Japan 2021
Ai has had a crush forever on her classmate Tatoe. When she finds out that Tatoe is in a secret relationship with another girl, she sets out to sabotage their plans for the future. Avoiding gender clichés, young director Rin SHUTO presents an unusual and complex high school drama based on a novel by Risa WATAYA.

 

Documentaries

 

Origami

by Tadasuke KOTANI, Japan 2022
Painter Atsushi Suwa is commissioned by a couple to paint a portrait of their son, who died at the age of 25. Filmmaker Tadasuke Kotani accompanies the artist's approach to the deceased and creates a profound documentary about the power of memory.

Paper City

by Adrian Francis, Australien / Japan 2021
In his documentary, Australian filmmaker Adrian Francis tells the story of three elderly survivors who are working to ensure that the tragedy of the air raids on Tokyo during World War II is not forgotten.

Salaryman

by Allegra Pacheco, Japan 2021
The documentary debut of artist Allegra Pacheco focuses on the everyday credo of many Japanese office workers: "ganbaru," which means "to persevere" or "to do one's best.

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