Impressions deserve to be reflected on the screen
On arriving in Belarus, any Japanese director would like to shoot a film here
“Your city is so quiet and calm. Minsk boasts a beautiful river, while old buildings are mixed with contemporary. On arriving in Belarus, any Japanese director would like to shoot a film here. Your landscapes are beautiful, as are people,” noted Mr. Yamamoto.
Speaking about Pobeda cinema, which hosted the retrospective of Japanese films, the director added, “People here have a very careful attitude towards preserving the traditions of cinematography. I learnt that young Belarusians made the subtitles, which is greatly impressive.”
The retrospective, which was part of the 22nd Minsk International Listapad Film Festival, was dedicated to the 120th anniversary of Japanese Setiku Film Studio. Contemporary films from Japanese directors were also on show, including Anohito (The One), directed by Ichirô Yamamoto and Gassoh (directed by Tatsuo Kobayashi).
By Anastasia Shoplya
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