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UPCOMING FESTIVALS

New York Movie Awards  [ NY / United States ]

WINNER : BEST COMEDY

Honorable Mention : Sci-Fi

Honorable Mention : Cinematography

 

London Independent Film Awards  [ London / UK ]

WINNER : BEST FOREIGN SHORT

 

Barcelona Planet Film Festival  [ Barcelona / Spain ]

WINNER : BEST DIRECTOR  (Dali)

 

New York Int. Film Awards  [ NY / United States ]

WINNER : BEST UNDER 5 MINUTE FILM

 

Hollywood Gold Awards  [ LA / United States ]

WINNER : BEST SUPER SHORT FILM

Asian Film Festival LA [ LA / United States ]

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY of the Year

 

Prague Int. Indie Film Festival  [ Prague / Czech ]

Official Selection of the Year : ON SCREEN 

 

World of Film Int. Festival  [ Glasgow / UK ]

Official Selection of the Year : ON SCREEN 

Independent Shorts Awards  [ LA / United States ]

Honorable Mention

Indie X Film Fest  [ LA / United States ]

Finalist / Nomination

Indie Short Fest  [ LA / United States ]

Finalist / Nomination

 

Madrid Film Awards  [ Madrid / Spain ]

Semi-Finalist

2020受賞
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World of Film International Festival  [ Glasgow / UK ]
October 10th 2020 ON SCREEN !
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Prague International Indie Film Festival  [ Prague / Czech ]
September 19th 2020 ON SCREEN !
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Hiroki Utsunomiya proposed in his film the perfect combination of humor and reality to reflect the communication in a modern society. Hyper realism and absurdism never could be more connected.

Prague International Indie Film Festival - P.D.  Mariano Cabaco  

"The power of simplicity to tell a love story"

President of the Jury - Madrid Film Awards   Roberto I. Ercolalo  

  In this lightning short film, just over four minutes long, there is the story of an era, the current one, with all its passions, fears, uncertainties and ironies. The director, Hiroki Utsunomiya, in this short period of time manages to build a complex narrative, from which one is fascinated and struck. It is thanks to an experimental approach, both in language and in production technique, that gives “Rendezvous” the greatness of a profound and moving film. In fact, the film was shot during the difficult experience of the coronavirus pandemic, in a ghostly Tokyo.

 

The terrible experience of the health crisis is personally re-elaborated by Utsunomiya and reality is transformed into an intimate, personal and visionary vision, capable of overcoming the simple actuality, to become a story with a universal and extemporaneous value. Thus this deserted city becomes a futuristic place, far away where two young people, destined to love each other, meet.

 

Eternal love and incessant technological progress: two weights that balance a film wisely built around these contradictions, even on a stylistic level. With an original creative impulse, the director tells this story inspired by old silent films of the twenties, in a fascinating game of contrasts between past and future. The sensation is that of witnessing a comedy of feelings, in which the space-time boundaries are superfluous, confused, to the point of folding in on themselves. In “Rendezvous” feelings are the only thing that matters and the world is an empty set for a few lovers. Perhaps it has always been and along these streets we have always continued to search for our “true love”.

A small cinematic jewel that captivates and excites us.

Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards   

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