- Friday, May 27, 14:45 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan 2015, Blu-ray, 107 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Takeo KIKUCHI
- Script: Noriaki SUGIHARA
- Animation: Atsushi WADA
- Production & world sales: Office Kiryu
- Camera: Yasuyuki SASAKI
- Cast: Yuri NAKAMURA, Yoichiro SAITO, Koji KIRYU, Shota SOMETANI, Rinko KIKUCHI
- European premiere
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
With their father dying, three siblings reunite in their hometown for the first time in years. Each of them is dealing with personal issues, and soon, old, unresolved conflicts start to resurface. This captivating drama, shot in director Takeo KIKUCHI’s hometown, not only deals with personal tragedies of estranged family members, but also expresses the sense of stagnation found in many small towns.
Takeo KIKUCHI was born in Tochigi Prefecture in 1978. After graduating from Meiji University and attending Film School of Tokyo, he worked as assistant director for Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI, Yuya ISHII, and many others. DEAR DEER is his directorial debut.