- Saturday, May 28, 14:45 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan 2016, Blu-ray, 90 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Hiroshi NISHIO
- Script: Nanoha ITO
- Production & World sales: Uzumasa
- Camera: Shogo UENO
- Cast: Masaya KIKAWADA, Reiko KATAOKA, Tony NAKAJIMA, Azumi, Morio AGATA
- International premiere in the presence of actor Tony NAKAJIMA
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
Eiji, a struggling writer who wants to open a second hand bookstore in Hakodate (Hokkaido), moves into a house which he shares with several artists. As it turns out, all of the residents, including Eiji, seem to struggle with problems. But soon they begin to have a positive impact on Eiji’s life.
Hiroshi NISHIO, born in 1974, gained his first experience in the film world by working on the sets of Kinji FUKASAKU films as a teenager. In 2003, his first feature, NATIONAL ANTHEM, was awarded the Grand Prix by a film promotion board in Osaka. His manga adaption SOUL FLOWER TRAIN (NC ’13) was later shown at several international film festivals.
- Supporting film: Solo Scum
- by Junpei MUKAI, Japan 2015, 2 min, no dialog