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The 23rd Busan International Film Festival

The 23rd Busan International Film Festival


Two movies that i worked on will be screened at Busan International film festival this year.

First is Shinya Tsukamoto’s Killing with its Asian premiere who just had its World premiere at the VIFF 2018 and its North American premiere at the TIFF 2018. Killing is the only Japanese Film that is part of the Gala Presentation Section. The Gala presentation is the celebration of the artistic achievements of this year’s most talked-about filmmakers through a showcase of their most recent films.

Then the movie Come on Irene by director Keisuke Yoshida which I also worked on will be screened as part of the A Window on Asian Cinema section.

An interesting story about these movies, -other than I worked on both of them- is that Director Keisuke Yoshida’s first BIFF experience was 20 years ago when he was a lighting staff – like me – working for one of Shinya Tsukamoto’s movie. And now he is back at the BIFF as a director where he will be reunited with Shinya Tsukamoto as both of them being directors of a film presented at the BIFF. : )

Here are the english trailers and schedule at the BIFF 2018 of these movies.

Killing ( Zan,斬、)

Come on Irene ( Itoshi No Irene,愛しのアイリーン )


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Katsuyuki Nakanishi
Born on 1984 in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Graduated in Vantan Film and Movie Institute major in film director. The fourth graduate of JSC Cinematographers assistant upbringing cramming school. While he was studying in Tokyo, he was also working with Director Shinya Tsukamoto's movie at the same time. After that, he became part of the lighting department of Toei Studios Kyoto, studied under Kiyoto Ando and Takashi Sugimoto. In these movies, he worked as an assistant lighting director with Takashi Sugimoto in "Chacha - Tengai no Onna"(2007) and Kiyoto Ando in "The Fallen Angel"(2010). He work as a freelancer since 2011 and became part of these latest movies as a lighting director of Director Yang Ik-June's ”Shibata and Nagao"(2012), Director Keisuke Yoshida’s ”Himeanile”(2016), Director Kohki Yoshida’s ”ThreeLights"(2017), Director Hiroshi Ando’s ”Moon and Thunder" (2017) and Director Shinya Tsukamoto’s ”Killing” (2018).

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