Kazuya KONAKA 小中和哉


Nippon Visions   ½ 

Deeply impressed after watching STAR WARS in the summer of 1978, Hiroshi is inspired to shoot his own film. Together with his friends, they develop handmade special effects to make the dream of his own sci-fi epos come true. Drawing on experiences from his youth, Kazuya KONAKA has created a charming love letter to analog filmmaking.


Wed., June 07, 2023, 16:15

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Comedy Coming of age

日本 2022

113 分

About Kazuya KONAKA

Kazuya KONAKA, born in Tokyo in 1963, began making 8-mm films when he was just 10. His first film, CLAWS (1976), was inspired by Steven Spielberg’s JAWS. After graduating from Rikkyo University, he completed his first feature film in 1986, THE LAND BEYOND THE STARRY SKY, which he then remade in 2021. He is particularly well-known for directing multiple cinema and television segments for the ULTRAMAN series.