Nobuhiko Obayashi set as Japanese Director in Focus at Tokyo Film Festival

Variety | 7/17/2019 | Patrick Frater
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Indie director, Nobuhiko Obayashi will be feted as the director in focus at the Japan Now section of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival. The festival will give a world premiere to his “Labyrinth of Cinema.”

Supporting his art by shooting commercials, Obayashi is an indie whose dreamy works have influenced numerous other directors in Japan. His oeuvre includes “I Are You, You Am Me,” “The Little Girl Who Conquered Time,” and “Lonely Heart,” which were completed in 1985 and are together known as the Onomichi Trilogy. Other titles include “Casting Blossoms to the Sky,” “Seven Weeks,” and “Hanagatami,” which have been called the War Trilogy. These were completed even the director had been diagnosed with lung cancer. His first commercial film, “House,” made for Toho in 1977,...
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