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8 Films you shouldn’t miss at the 18th Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2021

These are eight films you shouldn’t miss at the 18th Skip City International D-Cinema Festival which will take place online from September 25th – October 3rd, 2021.

– Recommended Films –

Battlecry by Yanakaya – Japan | 2021 – 75 minutes
Section: Japanese Film Competition – World Premiere

A fictitious 1980s Japan. Soji, a soldier on furlough, returns to his country. He receives a request from Haya, who was sent from the World Bank, to help her on a mission to investigate the actual circumstances of a narcotic called “Golden Monkey” which is running rampant through Japanese society. (Skip City 2021)

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Buladó by Eché Janga – Netherlands | 2020 – 86 minutes
Section: International Competition – Japan Premiere

Headstrong Kenza lives together with her strict policeman father, and her grandfather who honors the traditions and mysticism of Curaçao. While her diametrically opposite father and grandfather butt heads, Kenza gradually becomes fascinated by the tranquil and mystical island’s traditions advocated by her grandfather. (Skip City 2021)

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Double Red by Hachi Nekome – Japan | 2021 – 65 minutes
Section: Japanese Film Competition – World Premiere

Bunsaku and Konosuke used to work together. However, after the suicide of Konosuke’s childhood friend Natsume, the two go their separate ways. Then, a parcel addressed to Konosuke arrives from Tsugusawa who was the cameraman on Natsume’s film. (Skip City 2021)

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Festival by Kim Lok-kyoung – Korea | 2020 – 108 minutes
Section: International Competition – Japan Premiere

Struggling event MC Kyung-man has a younger sister and an ill father. One day, his father passes away, and a funeral service is held. But Kyung-man is unable to pay the funeral expenses, so he sneaks out and accepts a job emceeing the birthday party of an old woman living in a rural town. (Skip City 2021)

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Resident of Alice by Keiichiro Sawa – Japan | 2021 – 64 minutes
Section: Japanese Film Competition – World Premiere

Tsugumi was sexually abused by her father as a child and is gripped by regret and trauma for not telling her mother. One day, she meets Kenji in whom she confides and begins to see a future for herself, but…. (Skip City 2021)

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Rival by Marcus Lenz – Germany, Ukraine | 2020 – 96 minutes
Section: International Competition – Japan Premiere

9-year-old Roman travels from Ukraine to Germany where his mother works illegally as the nurse of Gert, a widower suffering from diabetes. Gert tries to get along with Roman, but Roman cannot accept the closeness between Gert and his mother. (Skip City 2021)

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This Rain Will Never Stop by Alina Gorlova – Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar | 2020 – 102 minutes
Section: International Competition – Japan Premiere

The Suleyman family escaped the Syrian civil war and were scattered throughout different European countries. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old Red Cross volunteer, Andriy, goes into Ukraine only to find conflict there as well. (Skip City 2021)

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The River: Flow of Life by Takumi Habuto – Japan | 2021 – 76 minutes
Section: Japanese Film Competition – World Premiere

Hazuki works part-time at a movie theater. Though she lives at home with her parents, she no longer even exchanges greetings with her father. One day, Hazuki is invited on a trip to India by a co-worker, but she is less than thrilled. (Skip City 2021)

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For more information, please go to: https://www.skipcity-dcf.jp/en

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