Hirobumi WATANABE 渡辺紘文

Replay: I’m Really Good

Nippon Visions   ½ 

In Hirobumi WATANABE’s latest film, we follow third-grader Riko HISATSUGU through a more or less ordinary day in her life and witness heartwarming and hilarious moments. A light-hearted tragicomedy, underpinned by a subtle but serious message. With impressive performances by three young actors! Hirobumi WATANABE also directed an episode of the film KAMATA PRELUDE we are showing this year.


Mon., November 01, 2021

Tue., November 30, 2021

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Original with English subtitles

Territories: Germany

Comedy Coming of age Politics

Watashi wa genki

Japan 2020

61 minutes

About Hirobumi WATANABE

Hirobumi WATANABE was born in Tochigi in 1982. After graduating from the Japan Institute of the Moving Image, he founded the production company Foolish Piggies Films with his brother, the film composer Yuji WATANABE. Starting with his debut AND THE MUD SHIP SAILS AWAY (2013 / NC ’14), his films have been screened regularly at Nippon Connection, amongst them PARTY ’ROUND THE GLOBE (2017 / NC ’18) and LIFE FINDS A WAY (2018 / NC ’19). His third feature POOLSIDEMAN (2016 / NC ’17) won the Japanese Cinema Splash Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival as well as the NIPPON VISIONS JURY AWARD.