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Short ③ (Total 83min.)

Remember!/The Light Dances/SIREN/Eclat

こうのすシネマ 7.16(Sun)11:00 
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Suzuki is working at a convenience store late at night. A robber enters the store and recognizes him. It turns out the robber is Suzuki’s old classmate Sato. But Suzuki can’t remember him.



Director: Tetsuhiko Tsuchiya
Cast: Ryo Shinoda, Minehiro Kinomoto, Tsunenori Aoki, Kei Yamazaki, Tsukasa Kuroiwa, Yoshinari Furuya, Masaki Kusaka, Kanji Tsuda



Director: Tetsuhiko Tsuchiya

Director: Tetsuhiko Tsuchiya

After working in commercials and as an assistant director on films, Tsuchiya began working as a director. Between 2015 and 2016, the Stray Dogz series were released theatrically. He also directs commercials, web movies and other various formats.


The Light Dances



In a suburban residential town outside Tokyo, Nagisa becomes surrounded by media as her neighbors look on with scorn and curiosity. Confused and angry, Nagisa is joined by Akira, a boy who accompanies her without asking questions. Their little adventure begins.

The Light Dances/The Light Dances

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Director: Hajime Izuki
Cast: Aju Makita, Takuto Watanabe, Konoha Kiyose, Yue


The Light Dances/The Light Dances

Director: Hajime Izuki

Director: Hajime Izuki

Izuki graduated from the Visual Concept Planning Department at Osaka University of Arts. While attending university, he worked on a film by Nobuhiro Yamashita. After working at a production company, he worked on a film by Shinya Tsukamoto. His first feature film Minus by Minus (2010) screened at Rome Film Fest and others and was subsequently released in theaters in Japan. His short films Who Opens the Door? (2011) and Kago no naka (2013) screened at various film festivals, domestic and abroad.





As sirens blare in a neighborhood, an Arab man breaks into an old man’s home and tries to take him away. In flashbacks, their prejudice and miscommunications are revealed.



Director: Nobuyuki Miyake
Cast: Masahiko Tsugawa, Hamid Mehri Shirmard, Masahiko Sakata



Director: Nobuyki Miyake

Director: Nobuyki Miyake

Born in Kyoto, Miyake attended City College of New York and studied filmmaking for two years. Upon his return, his short films screened at many film festivals. His short No Longer There (2012) received Honorable Mention at the SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2013. He also works in documentaries, commercials, and theater productions.





Taiyo has been living with his mother, but moves to Kiryu to live with his father. But his father lies to him all the time and he can’t fit in at school. One day, in search of a dragon that he heard about from his father, he and his classmate Taichi go into the woods.


© 2016 有限会社 蔵

Director: Daishi Kato
Cast: Kosei Nakata, Riku Taminato, Koki Shinozaki, Akiko Takeuchi, Haruki Ishizuka, Ryo Oguri, Maika Suzuki, Jin Sasaki




Director: Daishi Kato

Born 1982 in Gunma, Kato graduated from the Director Program of ENBU Seminar. Since then, he has been working as a freelance cinematographer. In 2015, he directed a short film Camouflage (2015), which screened at the SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2015 and other domestic and international film festivals.


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