Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI 熊切和嘉

Sketches Of Kaitan City

Nippon Cinema   ª 

In his latest film Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI observes the lives of five individuals of the fictitious Kaitan City in Hokkaido. Their paths do not cross, yet their fears and encounters are similar. The experience of loss and being lost in a common space makes this film so close to what could happen to any of us.

Japan 2010

152 minutes

Director
Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI

Script
Takashi UJITA based on short stories by Yasushi SATO

Cinematography
Ryuto KONDO

Music
Jim O’ROURKE

About Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI
熊切和嘉

Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI was born in Hokkaido Prefecture in 1974. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts with his controversial debut feature KICHIKU (1997), which subsequently became an international festival hit and was invited to the Berlin International Film Festival. Nippon Connection has already shown several of his films, including A VOLATILE WOMAN (2004 / NC ’06), MY MAN (2014 / NC ’15), and #MANHOLE (2023 / NC ’23). At the 2023 Shanghai International Film Festival, YOKO (2023 / NC ’24) received awards for best film, best leading actress, and best script.

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