NOBU

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NOBU is a personal portrait of a lighthearted Japanese immigrant. NOBU tries to add humour and optimism to the Dutch debate on integration.

NOBU is a short film about former world champion karate and Japanese immigrant Nobuaki Konno. In this film his daughter and fashion designer Lisa Konno asks him about cultural differences while he wears a collection she made for him.

This debut film combines aesthetics with humour and social engagement with optimism.

Color, 9 min, documentary, fashionfilm. 


Concept & Fashion Lisa Konno
Director Sarah Blok
Producer Sara-Liz van Til
Director of Photography Marc Slings
Sound Design Gijs Domen
Editor Fatih Tura, Joshua Menco, Tom Oud
Music Ricky Cherim
Grading Koert van de Ploeg(@Ambassadors)                

 

Festival selections:

  • Flatpack Festival 2019, short film competition, UK.
  • International Film Festival Assen 2019, Kersvers competition, the Netherlands.
  • Rotterdams Open Doek Festival 2019, CinemaAsia program, the Netherlands.
  • Rialto Short Film Festival 2019, short film competition, the Netherlands.
  • Eindhoven Film Festival 2018, short documentary competition, the Netherlands.

Awards:

  • Best Short Film, Rialto Short Film Festival 2019.
  • Nomination: Best short documentary, Eindhoven Film Festival, 2019.
Client: Sarah Blok & Lisa Konno
Website: lisakonno.com
Date: July 1, 2018
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