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Mama Theater Screening

HDスタジオ 7.14(Sat) 10:30

Mama Theater is a baby cart accessible venue equipped with a private space to change diapers and breastfeed babies. Enjoy this heart-warming movie about a Burmese family living in Japan.
*This event is for adults accompanying babies only. Sound is lower and lighting is brighter than a regular theater setting.

 

Passage of Life

Passage of Life

©E.x.N K.K.

 

A human drama based on a true story about a Burmese family living in Japan. The father doesn’t want to give up his residence in Japan, while the mother misses her original home. The two brothers grew up in Japan, not knowing Burma. News arrives from Burma that changes the destiny of the family.

 

2017 / Japan, Myanmar / 98min.
Director: Akio FUJIMOTO
Cast: Kaung Myat Thu, Khin Myat Thu, Issace, Htet Myat Naing

Distributor: E.x.N

 


  • Free Admission / First come first served basis
  • Capacity: 30 seats
  • For Inquiries: SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Office TEL: 048-263-0818

Made in SKIP CITY

多目的ホール 7.18(Thu) 10:30

A special screening of two films, Kobaton The Movie, a short film produced by filmmakers based in SKIP CITY that introduces attractions in Saitama, and The Lightning Rod, a short film shot with a 180-degree camera to be presented in dome-projection and 2D versions! A related event will also be held. Enjoy the attractions of Saitama featured in these short films!
*No English Subtitles

 

The Lightning Rod

Wish Upon A Star – Grandad Wants to be a Truck Driver

©Saitama Prefecture / SKIP CITY Sai-no-Kuni Visual Plaza

 

“If you ever find a building with a lightning rod, then I will marry you” said Yuko to Haru, who goes off on a journey to find the building. It’s a coming of age love story that takes place during the period when fabrication of earthquake-resistance data was rampant.

 

2019 / Japan / 23min.
Director: Kiichiro NAKAMURA
Cast: Anan SEKIGUCHI, Tomomi FUKIKOSHI, Marie ONO, Takeo GOTO, Mariko KAWASAKI

 

Director: Kiichiro NAKAMURA

Director: Kiichiro NAKAMURA
Nakamura joined Sony PCL in 2007. He directed various commercials and films. In 2015, he directed a short film GUNKANJIMA – Traveler in Time, which was awarded at the Lumiere Japan Awards and screened at international film festivals in Hawaii, Dallas and Sapporo. His next project is a sci-fi film In the Light (2019).

 


  • Free Admission / First come first served basis
  • For Inquiries: Digital SKIP Station TEL: 048-264-7777
The Lightning Rod 【Fulldome Screening】

HDスタジオ 7.18(Thu) 12:30~17:00

Presented on a dome shaped screen, images will surround your entire vision.

 

The Lightning Rod 【FullDome】
The Lightning Rod 【FullDome】

  • Free Admission / First come first served basis / Screening every 30 min.
    Numbered tickets will be distributed at noon.
  • For Inquiries: DIGITAL SKIP STATION TEL: 048-264-7777

Camera Crayon – Exciting Films Produced by Children! –

多目的ホール 7.14(Sun) 14:30

In this year’s Camera Crayon, we present Mission Incredible and The Private Detective Mirai produced by Kawaguchi Kids Movie Club and the best TV shows produced in the Audio Visual Learning Program. Kawaguchi Kids Movie Club produced these films during the heatwave last summer and they were awarded prizes at the 3rd My Navi Japan Kids Film Contest this year. In the Audio Visual Learning Program, we present the very best of TV commercials and news broadcasts produced by elementary school students, followed by a Q&A session by the program participants. Enjoy with the whole family!
*No English Subtitles

 

Mission Incredible

Distress Call

 

The Private Detective Mirai

Rally & Smash

 

Best of Audio Visual Learning Program

Best of Audio Visual Learning Program

 


  • Free Admission / First come first served basis
  • For inquiries: Audio Visual Museum Camera Crayon  TEL: 048-265-2590

Screenings of Films Shot in Saitama

In recent years, Saitama has been featured as the primary location in many films. To support these films, two films shot in Saitama will screen at Media Seven located on the 7th floor of Cupola, which is connected to JR Kawaguchi Station.

 

Tottemo Ghost

メディアセブン 7.15(Mon) 15:30

Tottemo Ghost

© Japanese Musical Cinema

 

2019 / Japan / 105min.
Director: Hiroaki KAKUKAWA
Cast: Kei ARAN, Yutaro FURUTACHI, Takashi NAGAYAMA
Based on a musical "Tottemo Ghost" produced by Ongakuza
Production: Japanese Musical Cinema

 

Director: Hiroaki KAKUKAWA

Director: Hiroaki KAKUKAWA

Born in 1974, Kakukawa has dedicated his career to promoting musicals in Japan. He directed a musical short film, which won the Best Picture in the Short Film Competition at SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2012 and the Grand Prix at the 2nd Jimbo-cho Film Festival. He also starred in the stage versions of “Les Misérables” and “The Shawshank Redemption”.

 

Late Blooming

メディアセブン 7.14(Sun) 14:30

Late Blooming

 

In the north of Saitama, Yasuo works at an employment office, struggling to secure employment for people with various problems. One day, he meets a housewife who has never worked before in her life.

 

2018 / Japan / 96min.
Director: Haruka SHIMA
Cast: Taihei HAYASHIYA, Mami KUMAGAI, Mieko YUKI
Production: Chocolate Box

 

Director: Haruka SHIMA

Director: Haruka SHIMA

Shima studied philosophy at Ritsumeikan University. She won the Cultural Affairs Arts Festival Prize with her play “Ichigo jigoro to ichinichibana” in 1992. Her other plays include “Hana no hyoshitsu”, “Taiyo no kodomotachi” and “Gama.” She made her directorial debut with Mageshima Cross (2012), and Late Blooming (2018) is her fourth film. Her previous film Brother Blossom (2016) screened at this festival in 2017.

 


  • Free Admission / First come first served basis
  • For Inquiries: SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Office TEL: 048-263-0818

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