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GINMAKU Japanese Film Festival (Zürich)

Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

500 movies are produced in Japan annually, but only a few are screened abroad. This is the first attempt to introduce the Swiss audience to Japanese independent movies – at Zürich’s newest cinema hotspot: The Houdini.

The line-up includes six productions filmed between 2012 and 2014 – most of them being Swiss premieres. The organizer, Mrs. Mizuki Mazbara, has handpicked these movies as they capture the current Japan at their best. And as a special goodie for movie enthusiasts, several screenings are followed by Q&A sessions with directors and actresses.


Forma (2013)

– “A suspenseful drama about a tragedy caused by a cycle of hatred.”
Thu (Nov 6) 7:30 PM / Sat (Nov 8) 5:40 PM


My House (2012)

– “There is a ‘house’ standing that no one has ever seen in the corner of a city. It is the revolutionary ‘house’ that is collapsible and portable, moving free to anywhere.”
Fri (Nov 7) 6:20 PM / Sat (Nov 8) 7:00 PM


The Frivolous (2013)

– “A unique documentary film based on never wining political candidate Mac AKASAKA, president of the smile party.”
Fri (Nov 7) 9:00 PM / Sat (Nov 8) 9:00 PM


Bon Lin (2014)

– “A special glimpse into the Japanese youth culture of today in Akihabara.”
Fri (Nov 7) 9:20 PM / Sat (Nov 8) 9:20 PM


The End of the Special Time We Were Allowed (2014)

– “This documentary tells the story of Sota Masuda, a young musician who once had a promising career after winning a talent show but failed to develop it further.”
Fri (Nov 7) 6:00 PM


The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

– The latest anime marvel from the famed Studio Ghibli, based on a Japanese fairy tale.
Sat (Nov 8) 4:20 PM



For trailers and ticketing information, check out the GINMAKU Festival Website

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Nov 6, 2014
Nov 8, 2014
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Houdini Kino/Bar
Badenerstrasse 173
Zürich, ZH 8003 Switzerland
044 455 50 33
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Mizuki Mazbara
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