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Africa, Turkey, Middle East

  • 08:00
    Sketches of Kaitan City
  • 10:30
    Two Women
  • 12:10
    Arabian Nights
  • 14:05
  • 15:30
    Lost Love
  • 16:55
    African Queen, The
  • 18:40
    Bicycle Thief
  • 20:10
    Persian Carpet
  • 22:10
    Simon of the Desert
  • 23:00
  • 23:25
    La Signora Senza Camelie
  • 01:05
    African Queen, The
  • 02:50
    Bending The Rules
  • 04:25
    Dolce Vita

Sketches of Kaitan City

year: 2010
director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
cast: Mitsuki Tanimura, Pistol Takehara, Ryo Kase

Bleak is beautiful in Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s humanist masterpiece. Set in the fictional shipbuilding town of Kaitan, modelled after Hakodate, the film is based on an unfinished posthumous book by Yasushi Sato, who once drew comparisons with Haruki Murakami. In five parables of working-class struggle and quiet, existential, economic despair, Kumakiri delineates unfeasibly realistic and dramatic sad-scapes that sometimes seem not so much photographed as cast in iron.