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Sunday, January 19, 2014

"Ieji" nominated in the Panorama category of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival

The movie "Ieji" starring Matsuyama Kenichi has been nominated in the Panorama category of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival which is due to be held in Germany from 6 February. The movie which will be shown in Japan from 1 March, is directed by Kubota Nao and shot entirely on location in Fukushima Prefecture. This is the first time that Matsuyama has a film taking part in the Berlin International Film Festival which is regarded as one of the top 3 film festivals in the world and he commented that he was deeply honoured that the movie was selected and looks forward to seeing how the foreign audience will react to the film. Both Kubota and Matsuyama are expected to be in Berlin for the film festival.

"Ieji" is the story about the revival of a family after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami crisis which hit in 2011 and is the first movie from Kubota who had won numerous awards in the past as a documentary director.

Source: Sanspo

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