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Cannes Day 4: Prof Ando brings us to nice restaurant

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I've returned to Tokyo this morning. It's been an enjoyable trip in Cannes. The reception for THE TIGER FACTORY was very warm, there was a nice standing ovation, but I'll get to that later.

Cannes Day 3: Jia Zhangke, Wang Xiaoshuai, Kiarostami, etc.

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Discovered a nice bakery at Juan Le Pins in the morning.

Cannes Day 2: Finally saw some celebrities

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I'm staying in a hotel at Juan Le Pins, which is one station away from Cannes. As I took a walk around, I realized Juan Le Pins is quite a charming little place.

First day in Cannes

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I arrived at the Charles De Gaulle Airport on 4am. I was supposed to wait for 3 hours before the transit to Nice.

My award-winning short film, LOVE SUICIDES now (temporarily?) online

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My short film, LOVE SUICIDES (2009) has also been temporarily uploaded online last month as part of Brazil's Fluxus 2010 - International Film Festival on the Internet, so I decided to allow the folks at GUA to host the short for a while as well.

Watch CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY online (a suitable film for Mother's Day?)

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Today is Mother's Day, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you all my very first non-student short film, CHICKEN RICE MYSTERY (2008), which is now uploaded on Youtube

Singer Yui Ibuki 伊吹唯 performing in front of Shinjuku Station exits

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On the 6th of May, before I caught sight of Denis the tap dancing painter , I saw Yui Ibuki 伊吹唯 performing at the West exit of Shinjuku station (I was on my way to Yodobashi Camera to check out some camera lenses).

Denis the Tap Dancing Painter

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Last night, as I was heading home from Shinjuku, I saw Denis, a tap dancing painter. I can assure you that it's not really a common sight in Shinjuku. The guy had a lot of showmanship and had attracted a large crowd of people during his performance.

Another afternoon in Asakusa, then at the Lucie Rie exhibition in Roppongi

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On Sunday, the posters of THE TIGER FACTORY were finally delivered to us. They looked good. To celebrate that, Professor Ando decided to organize a short tour in Asakusa for Ming Jin and the rest of us THE TIGER FACTORY gang.

THE TIGER FACTORY trailer

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This teaser was also posted on Twitch and the official Directors' Fortnight website . Here's some info of the film:

Met old friends. I realized I had an eventful year.

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The Japanese Golden Week had begun. I met up with three of my old friends, Ai, Iyo and Maiko. Not Maiko the Producer, but another Maiko, who, like Ai and Iyo, were friends I met during my Perth days in 2005, when they were exchange students.