In honour of Raindance Film Festival 28th edition, we are happy to present three Japanese movies. The festival will take place online from October 28th to November 7th 2020. Access to all movies is completely free with the possibility of donating £5.
The Past is Always New, the Future is Always Nostalgic (dir: Gen Iwama, Japan). UK Premiere. Intimate documentary capturing Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, aged 80, whose work transcends art, fashion and design. First feature. ARTY
Twiceborn (dir: Hiroshi Akabane, Japan). European Premiere. After receiving a message from the spiritual world, a man realises his mission is to lead humankind to happiness. He becomes a successful businessman while secretly publishing spiritual messages, but the devil’s temptation shakes his mind. OFF-COMPETITION GALA
True North (dir: Eiji Han Shimizu, Japan/Indonesia). European Premiere. A young boy must learn to survive when his father disappears and the rest of his family is sent to a notorious political prison camp in North Korea. This powerful animation is the first feature by manga producer and Zen master Eiji Han Shimizu. POLITICO