2017 was a successful year for Japanese cinema. 594 domestic productions found their way into cinemas, with 175 million tickets sold. We are happy to be able to feature all NIPPON HONOR AWARD recipients in this year’s NIPPON CINEMA program, and this year’s recipient, Shinobu TERAJIMA can be seen in four films: OH LUCY!, THE CITY OF BETRAYAL, DEAR ETRANGER and VIBRATOR. We are proud to present two world premieres: the laconic comedy ENOKIDA TRADING POST and the coming of age drama WE ARE.
The audience will once again be able to bestow the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD upon their favorite film in the cinema section. The prize of 2,000 € is sponsored by Bankhaus Metzler from Frankfurt.