The Cineastes Organization Osaka EX is a vital showcase for the region’s most promising talents from the field of jishu eiga – self-produced indie filmmaking. Raindance presents two of the best from last year’s CO2.
Red Seed is a poetic look at the life of a high school girl after the elder sister whom she adores commits suicide. Unusually for an indie filmmaker in Japan nowadays, director Asakawa opts for monochrome 16mm, the gorgeous results working in perfect tandem with the material. JS