by Chris MaGee
A film that has a lot of people intrigued is Kanji Nakajima's philosophical science fiction story "The Clone Returns to the Homeland". The story of an astronaut (Mitsuhiro Oikawa) who dies in space only to be cloned back to life on Earth already screened at this year's Tokyo International Film Festival, but now it will not only be getting its North American premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, but it will also be competing in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
Having Nakajima return to Sundance is a bit of a homecoming as well. The script for "The Clone Returns to the Homeland" won the Sundance/ NHK International Filmmakers Award back in 2006.
Thanks to Nippon Cinema for this story.