Nobuteru Uchida takes us into the complex relationships of eight young men and women in "Love Addiction". Working without a set script Nobuteru led his cast in an exercise in improvisation, rolling his camera all the while. The end result ended up taking home the top prize at this year's Tokyo Filmex.
Trees Without Leaves - Kaneto Shindo (1986)
Directing and screenwriting veteran Kaneto Shindo tells the story of a novelist in his late 60's who has isloated himself to write about his childhood in Hiroshima. His childhood and his unusually close relationship with his mother five decades before are related in solemn flashbacks.