The Kirishima Thing
- Kirishima, bukatsu yamerutteyo
- Japan 2012, DCP, 103 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director: Daihachi YOSHIDA
- Script: Kohei KIYASU, Daihachi YOSHIDA after a story by Ryo ASAI
- Production: AX-ON Inc.
- Director of Photography: Ryuto KONDO
- Music: Tatsuo KONDO
- World Sales: NTV Nippon Television Network Corporation
- Actors: Ryunosuke KAMIKI, Ai HASHIMOTO, Masahiro HIGASHIDE, Kurumi SHIMIZU
- Friday, June 7, 10:30 p.m. Mal Seh'n Kino
- Sunday, June 7, 5 p.m. Mousonturm Saal
- German premiere
In high school, society's microcosm, everything revolves around Kirishima. He is the star that everybody looks up to; he is loved by the girls and adored by the boys. When he does not show up one day, rumours surface that he might be quitting the volleyball team. His absence causes the mood amongst pupils to change, leading to an unexpected outcome.
Daihachi YOSHIDA was born in 1963. After graduating from Waseda University, he directed commercials and won numerous awards. In 2007, he directed his first feature film FUNUKE SHOW SOME LOVE, YOU LOSERS! which was officially invited to the 60th Cannes International Film Festival.
2007 Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! (Funuke domo, kanashimi no ai wo misero / NC '08); 2009 The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhlo (Kuhio taisa); 2010 Permanent Nobara (NC '11)