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Tomorrow’s film legends descend on Saitama

By Mark Schilling
- via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2019
Credit : Contributing Writer

Film fable: "Aesop's Game" will make its world premiere at the Skip City festival. | © SAITAMA PREFECTURE / SKIP CITY SAI-NO-KUNI VISUAL PLAZA

Launched in 2004 to promote digital cinema, the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival (July 13-21) in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, has become a showcase for emerging filmmakers. Among the Skip City alumni who have gone on to thriving careers are Cannes Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan (“Winter Sleep”), Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Blood of Wolves”), Ryota Nakano (“Her Love Boils Bathwater”) and Shinichiro Ueda (“One Cut of the Dead”).

Ueda, who has had two films in the...

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