Nippon Cinema Award

For the tenth time, the festival will see a winner of the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD. Once more, the prize money of 2,000 € is donated by Bankhaus Metzler from Frankfurt. All films in the NIPPON CINEMA section by Japanese directors that have been produced in Japan in 2013 or 2014 and that have at least their German premiere can participate in the competition. Out of 17 films, the audience can choose their favorite. The award ceremony will take place at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 7:45 p.m., preceding the screening of LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON.

Winner of the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD 2014: Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days by Azuma MORISAKI

Competition films

The Apology King by Nobuo MIZUTA
Au revoir l’été by Koji FUKADA
Backwater by Shinji AOYAMA
Be My Baby by Hitoshi ONE
Crying 100 Times - Every Raindrop Falls by Ryuichi HIROKI
Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats by Yosuke FUJITA
Jinx!!! by Naoto KUMAZAWA
Killers by The Mo Brothers
Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days by Azuma MORISAKI
R100 by Hitoshi MATSUMOTO
The Snow White Murder Case by Yoshihiro NAKAMURA
Summer’s End by Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI
Tamako in Moratorium by Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
Unforgiven by Sang-il LEE
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? by Sion SONO
Yokohama Story by Ichiro KITA


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