- Friday, June 1, 17:30 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 66 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Akiko SUGIMOTO
- Production: IMPLEO, Assemblage K.K.
- Camera: Kazuhiro TERAUCHI, Naoshi YAMAMOTO
- World sales: IMPLEO
- European premiere in the presence of the producer Seiko KATO
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
85 years old and never married, Shizu UCHIKOSHI has been living in a “danchi”, a public housing complex, for over 30 years. When the building is condemned, she and the other tenants are faced with the question of how their lives will change. Akiko SUGIMOTOs intimate documentary captures the humor and nostalgia of its protagonist.
Born in Tokyo in 1979, Akiko SUGIMOTO worked for a television production company after graduating from university. In 2008, she began visiting a danchi apartment complex in Yokohama to shoot her first film SEASIDE ROAD DANCHI STORY (2009).
Kindly supported by The City of Yokohama Frankfurt Representative Office and the Referat für Internationale Angelegenheiten der Stadt Frankfurt at Main
- Supporting film: JOHNNY JEANA: PORTRAIT OF A TOKYO ROCKABILLY
- by James Partridge, UK 2017, 7 min, Japanese with English subtitles