JVTA Presents: Twilight of the Cockroaches
- Saturday, May 28, 22:30 Naxoshalle Kino
Gokiburitachi no tasogare
- Japan 1987, Blu-ray, 105 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director & Script: Hiroaki YOSHIDA
- Production: Madhouse, Kitty Films
- World sales: Chuo Eiga Boeki
- Cast: Kaoru KOBAYASHI, Setsuko KARASUMA
- With an introduction by Jonathan M Hall
Initially released in 1987, this film is one of the most audacious stylistic experiments in anime history, featuring a society of cockroaches fighting to survive in modern Japan. The sophisticated combination of animated images and live-action footage is still an eyecatcher today. The film was provided with new subtitles for the festival by the Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA).
Hiroaki YOSHIDA is the founder and CEO of the prestigious advertising agency TYO Inc. He made his directorial debut with TWILIGHT OF THE COCKROACHES, which was invited to the Berlinale in 1989. His second feature IRON MAZE was set in the USA. Produced by Oliver Stone and starring Bridget Fonda, the film was the first work of a Japanese director in Hollywood.
- Supporting film: MACKY AND EUCKY IN MIDNIGHT GALERY
- by Rushio MORIYAMA, Japan 2015, 8 min, no dialog