- Tuesday, June 2, 19:30 Mousonturm Saal
(with presentation of Nippon Honor Award)
- Wednesday, June 3, 20:00 Mal Seh'n Kino
Watashi no otoko
- Japan 2014, DCP, 129 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI
- Script: Takashi UJITA, based on a novel by Kazuki SAKURABA
- Production: Happinet, Nikkatsu, McRay, DWANGO, GyaO!
- Camera: Ryuto KONDO
- Music: Jim O'Rourke
- World sales: Nikkatsu
- Cast: Tadanobu ASANO, Fumi NIKAIDO, Kengo KORA, Morooka MORO, Aoba KAWAI
- German premiere in presence of Director Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI and main actor Tadanobu ASANO
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
Following a natural disaster, an orphaned girl is adopted by a distant relative. Spanning several years and locations, their relationship takes an increasingly destructive turn. MY MAN finds KUMAKIRI firing on all cylinders, switching effortlessly between psychological study, Sirkstyle melodrama, amour fou and comingofagestory, drawing career best performances from Tadanobu ASANO (winner of the first NIPPON HONOR AWARD) and Fumi NIKAIDO.
Kazuyoshi KUMAKIRI was born in Hokkaido in 1974. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts with his debut feature KICHIKU, which subsequently became an international festival hit. His following films were shown at such prestigious film festivals as Berlin and Rotterdam and have won numerous awards.
1997 Kichiku (Kichiku dai enkai); 2001 Hole in the Sky (Sora no ana); 2004 A Volatile Woman (Kihatsusei no onna / NC ‘06); 2007 Freesia: Icy Tears; 2008 Non-ko (Nonko 36-sai / NC ’09); 2011 Sketches of Kaitan City (Kaitanshi jokei / NC ’11); 2013 Summer's End (Natsu no owari / NC '14)