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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

Japanese New Wave Shorts

Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

The Dunbar Elementary School
September 19, 2015 1:30 pm

Description

A Warm Spell
DIR: Toshimichi
Japan, 2015, 25 Minutes
Nao gave up his dream of painting to take over the family-run post office. His older brother,
Masanobu, left home to become a doctor. When their mother’s funeral brings the two brothers
together again, they are forced to confront their old conflicts and resentments. Terrific
camerawork distinguishes Toshimichi’s film style.

Camouflage
DIR: Daishi Kato
Japan, 2015, 25 Minutes
Because of his stutter, Satoru is the constant victim of bullying. His classmate Eri is
sympathetic, but turns a blind eye in order to fit in with her friends. As the teasing gets worse,
Eri decides to make a housecall, but her visit to Satoru’s doesn’t turn out as planned…

This Uphill Climb
DIR: Tomoko Miyamoto
Japan, , 25 Minutes
At the top and bottom of a hill are two factories. One is on the verge of bankruptcy while the
other continues to profit. In order to help her father, 19-year-old Yuriya accepts wealthy
Hayato’s proposal for marriage. But when things don’t go as expected, she is thrust into a world
of confusion.

Dance Dance Dance
DIR: Ken Ochiai
Japan, 2015, 25 Minutes
Furu is a DJ that lives alone in Tokyo. Every evening, his skyrise apartment is haunted by
visions that remind him of his relationship with Yukino. A Japanese ghost story. Director Ken
Ochiai is an exceptional talent to watch.

In This Program


  1. A Warm Spell

    Toshimichi / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Family, Short / 25 mins
    When their mother's funeral brings two brothers together again, they are forced to confront their old conflicts and resentments. Terrific camerawork distinguishes Toshimichi's film style.

  2. Dance! Dance! Dance!

    Ken Ochiai / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Music, Short / 25 mins
    Furu is a DJ that lives alone in Tokyo. Every evening, his skyrise apartment is haunted by visions that remind him of his relationship with Yukino. A Japanese ghost story. Director Ken Ochiai is an exceptional talent to watch.

  3. Camouflage

    Daishi Kato / Shorts / Japan / 2015 / Drama, Short / 25 mins
    Because of his stutter, Satoru is the constant victim of bullying. His classmate Eri is sympathetic, but turns a blind eye in order to fit in with her friends. As the teasing gets worse, Eri decides to make a housecall, but her visit to Satoru's doesn't turn out as planned...

  4. This Uphill Climb

    Tomoko Miyamoto / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Short / 25 mins
    At the top and bottom of a hill are two factories. One is on the verge of bankruptcy while the other continues to profit. In order to help her father, 19-year-old Yuriya accepts wealthy Hayato's proposal for marriage. But when things don't go as expected, she is thrust into a world of confusion.

Dates & Times

Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

The Dunbar Elementary School
September 19, 2015 1:30 pm