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Congratz Japan!: Japanese movies at International events

Japanese-Kazakh film wins prize

Kyodo

MOSCOW — "The First Rains of Spring," a
Japanese-Kazakh film, won the Grand Prix on Friday at the seventh
Eurasia International Film Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Interfax
news agency reported.

The film, jointly directed by Shinju Sano of
Japan and Kazakhstan's Erlan Nurmuhambetov, depicts the life of a family
living in the vast Kazakh wilderness near the Chinese border.

Sano said the movie festival was the first
occasion for the film to be shown to the public, according to reports by
online Kazakh media.



'Kiseki' wins film prize in Spain

KYODO

Paris — The Japanese film "Kiseki" ("I Wish"),
directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, won the best script award Saturday at the
59th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.

The film depicts the adventures of two young
brothers, separated after their parents' divorce and yearning to be
reunited. They believe a miracle will happen the moment the new bullet
trains linking their cities pass one another at top speed.

"I wanted to show there is greater importance in
everyday things," Koreeda, who also wrote the screenplay, was quoted as
saying after an official screening Tuesday, citing the March 11
disasters.

Koreeda's "Nobody Knows" won the Grand Prix for
Best Film at the 31st International Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium, in
2004. Yuya Yagira, who played the leading role in the film, won the best
actor award at the 57th Cannes Film Festival the same year.

check out the trailer here:



Source, YT, Official website

...will someone subbed those? ahaha

fc_snowflake 27th-Sep-2011 10:24 am (UTC)
In San Sebastian...humm,i'm used to see japanese movies in festival's like the Sitges one,anyway i'm glad for this movie,looks interesting.
asya_chan 27th-Sep-2011 10:29 am (UTC)
Congrats to both films!
BTW, am I the only Kazakh here? XD
katzsong 27th-Sep-2011 10:33 am (UTC)
ooh, glad to know a Japanese culture-fan from Kazakh! Hi there ^^
Hang on, maybe more to come :)
asya_chan 27th-Sep-2011 11:40 am (UTC)
Hi~^^
I hope there will be more to come :D
(no subject) - Anonymous
asya_chan 27th-Sep-2011 11:41 am (UTC)
Well, I don't live in Kazakhstan now, as I'm currently studying in the UK, but my parents are in Balkhash, which is a small town in the centre of Kazakhstan ^^
(no subject) - Anonymous
asya_chan 27th-Sep-2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
I do :) Though my Kazakh is awful XD
Thank you! <3 If you really want it and go for it, you can, right? :D Where would you like to study? ^^
(no subject) - Anonymous
asya_chan 1st-Oct-2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Good choice! :D Good luck with your plans! I hope you'll manage to go study there ^^
cosmokitten 27th-Sep-2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Another Kazakh here, but I was born in the US! Mom born near the Tien Shan range outside of Almaty!
asya_chan 1st-Oct-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hi fellow Kazakh! :D May I ask, what language do you speak at home? ^^
helldarkangel 29th-Sep-2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'm not Kazakh but I love the language. <3 It's really pretty.
asya_chan 1st-Oct-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Wow! You know how our language sounds! ^___^ I'm pleased :D Thank you for praising it!
anduril_narsil 27th-Sep-2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Goodness, I want to watch Kiseki.
osquishy 27th-Sep-2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
yay for a new Hirokazu Koreeda film~
zomboid 27th-Sep-2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
I love the two little boys in Kiseki (they're hilariously cute when they do their manzai routine.) Definitely going to watch that movie.
hhnd_2002 27th-Sep-2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Kiseki was very good, might not be the best Koreeda film but it's one of his better ones (even though they're all good usually). Congrats xDDDD
miss_lonliah 27th-Sep-2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
waiting for the Dvdrip
ochatomiruku 28th-Sep-2011 01:51 am (UTC)
I've been waiting forever to see Kiseki
whited_79 28th-Sep-2011 03:23 am (UTC)
congrats to both! XD

love to see how Japanese films continue to flourish...:)
the_lilone 28th-Sep-2011 10:59 am (UTC)
Oda freaking giri Joe. HELL YES.

And then Otsuka Nene!!! And the comedic brothers. TOTALLY want to see it!!! Though I can see myself crying buckets for it.
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