“Compton, California, meet Yamato, Kanagawa.”
I am very pleased to share this great review of Yamato (California) by Mark Schilling on The Japan Times.
You can read the review here.
After a terrific festival run that saw the film selected by over twenty (and counting) international film festivals, ‘Yamato (California)’ has come back home! The film will be distributed theatrically by Boid. The film had its Japanese premiere last year at Osaka Film Festival and hasn’t been screened in Japan since. The circle is finally closed!
The international festival run of my first feature film production Yamato (California) continues successfully.
After screenings at Transylvania International Film Festival in Cluij Napoca and Nippon Connection in Frankfurt in June, this month the film will be screened at Japan Cuts New York and will have its African premiere at the 38th Durban International Film Festival.
If you’re in New York or Durban, try and catch it (while you can)!
“The film’s contemplation of cultural nationalism is especially timely today in an age where simplistic jingoism seems ready to rear its ugly head around the world.”
Full review here:
Yamato (California), the film I co-produced for rising star Japanese director Daisuke Miyazaki just got a terrific review on Variety!!!
“Gleefully abrasive and opinionated about Japanese and Americans alike, Miyazaki dissects his generation’s cultural angst as few of his contemporaries have done.” Maggie Lee, Variety Chief Asia Film Critic
Last week Daisuke Miyazaki’s new film YAMATO (CALIFORNIA) had its World Premiere at the 45th edition of the the prestigious Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal. The premiere was welcomed by very positive reviews. I was one of the producers of this Japanese drama about teenage angst (positively) channeled by hip-hop music in the city of Yamato and I am delighted to have helped Daisuke to complete his second feature film. Our festival run has just started so keep an eye on the film’s Facebook page for forthcoming screenings near you.