Saturday, May 21, 2011

Great programme of films slated for 14th annual Japanese Film Fest Hamburg

by Chris MaGee

Things have been busy here at the Pow-Wow since Marc and I returned from Frankfurt and the Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival. That explains our spotty posts as of late. Now it seems that Germany is getting a second dose of Japanese film, one that we will sadly not be able to attend, but if you're in Germany (or close by in the E.U.) here's an event you won't want to miss!

Starting this Wednesday, May 25th and running until the 29th four theatres will be playing host to the 12th annual Japanese Film Fest Hamburg. This is a festival that has brought some great Japanese films to Germany in the past and this year is no different. Some of the highlights of this 14th offering are the wonderfully zany "Milocrorze: A Love Story" directed by "Vermilion Pleasure Night" creator Yoshimasa Ishibashi, Hisayasu Sato's pink film expose "Love and Loathing and Lulu and Ayano", Takahisa Zeze's 4-hour improvised drama "Heaven's Story", Kazuya Hiraishi's indie drama "Lost Paradise in Tokyo" (above) and Go Ohara's splatterfest "Gothic and Lolita Psycho".

These few films only scratch the surface of what programmers of this year's JFFH have in store for audiences, so make sure to head to their official website here to get all the details. Meanwhile check out the trailer for "Gothic and Lolita Psycho" below.

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