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05:16 min 5. June 2009

Right Place

a narrative film in Japanese

A short film about a Japanese eccentric convinience store clerk.
Directed by Kosai Sekine.
Winner of Best Short Film at Young Directors Award Cannes,
Gold medal at New York Festivals, Best Foreign Film at New York City Short Film Festival.

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03:24 min 3. September 2006

Katasumi / In A Corner Gakko no Kaidan G

a narrative film in Japanese

Katasumi / In A Corner segment from Gakko no Kaidan G, directed by Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge, Juon). Features Kayako's debut

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07:07 min 3. May 2011

Rolling Bomber Special

a narrative film in Japanese

Tetsuya Nakashima directs this Sentai-spoof for Japanese group SMAP.

subtitles #Tv-Nihon

my review: http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2011/05/01/rolling-bomber-special/

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15:00 min 8. January 2013

The Wreck

a narrative film in Japanese

"The Wreck" is a short film about a couple's attempt to escape from a world that forces them to choose between life and existence.

Official Selection: Richmond International Film Festival 2015, NewFilmmakers NY Fall 2014, Official Selection NY Shorts Fest 2014, Winner - Best Art Short Manhattan Film Festival 2014, Official Selection Hawaii International Short Film Festival 2014, Cannes Court Metrage, Short Film Corner 2014.
facebook.com/TheWreckFilm
Produced by haus+longhitano (main.hausandlonghitano.com)
Starring: Mari Yamamoto and Toshiji Takeshima
Director of Photography: Frank Longhitano
Executive Producers: Taryn Looney and Eliot Cole
Co-producer: Christine Lo
Production Design: Neslihan Arslan
Costume Design: Annie Simon
Music by: Lou Rogai
Written and Directed by: Kevin Haus
thewreckfilm.com

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12:17 min 15. January 2016

Bean Cake by David Greenspan

a narrative film in Japanese

Won Palm d'Or. More Cannes winners at www.filmsshort.com

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01:12 min 11. March 2014

FUGU & TAKO

a narrative film in Japanese

FUGU & TAKO is an amazing buddy film with stunning visual effects. The story follows two Japanese salary men's lives that literally transform when one of them eats a live puffer fish in a sushi bar.

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12:22 min 10. December 2014

小さな庭園 / Small Garden

a narrative film in Japanese

小さな庭園

監督・アニメーション 斎藤俊介
音楽:岡本憲昭
音響・ミックス:染谷和孝
2D背景美術:佐々木達也
2Dアニメーション仕上げ:スズキハルカ
ロゴデザイン:怡土希帆

Small Garden

Director / Animator : Shunsuke Saito
Music : Noriaki Okamoto
Sound, Mixing : Kazutaka Someya
2D Background painting : Tatsuya Sasaki
2D Animation finishing : Haruka Suzuki
Logo design : Kiho Ito

12 min. 22 sec. / 2014

奇妙な形の植物や動物、模様の描かれた空、紫色の雲。見知らぬ世界で目覚めた主人公は、やがてその一部となるべく姿を変えられてしまう。奥へと進むにつれ、そこがどういった場所なのか理解し始める。そして留まるべきか、戻るべきかの決断を迫られる。

Story of a life form which wakes up in an unknown mysterious world. As he go deeper, he slowly understands what kind of place it is. The world seems beautiful, but it lacks what the real life has. He has to make a choice to stay or not.