His films always fraught with true incidents involving young people. A first feature film, Never Ending blue has a theme of incest. A second feature film, “Body Temperature” illustrates a pseudo romance using dolls. A new feature film, “Sink into the womb” portrays an incident where two children are abandoned by their young mother. Although the theme is quite dark but he is constantly drawing what is going on and trying to show how to improve it.





Mon pay ma vie is a debut short film by Tsukuha Niwano who is currently a student at the University of Paris. The film was selected for short film corner at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and we found it in the place. The character, half Japanese and French, explores own identity through a real incident involving the earthquake and tsunami which were struck Japan in March, 2011.




Gigan has new questions: how successful are Japanese films in term of business? If they are not doing well, what is the next issue distributors and festival programmers face and, how do they create success for the Japanese films they have? One more thing: how do Japanese films survive on the global market in the decades to come.

Nowadays, we must listen closely to what the situation is for Japanese cinema globally, which is why this issue brings together the voice of people who distribute Japanese films. 


Gigan is a magazine looking to open up Japan’s independent filmmaking culture by sending it out into the wider world, while delivering a few home truths too...
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