49th International Film Festival Wuerzburg from 26th to 29th of January 2023


As in previous years, we invite you to immerse yourself in another world with a Japan special.

Japanese cinema has always had a very special and fascinating point of view, including samurai, yakuza and a special way of life. Since European distributors include less and less Asian films in their distribution program
we had to negotiate directly with the film companies in Japan for our festival – but the effort was worth it: The selection of films includes an offbeat Western parody, a very elaborately produced anime as a pure festival production and a film that packs the history of the emergence of Japanese cinema into an extraordinary story.


Junk Head

Directed by: Hori Takahide
Special Event | OmeU | 2021 | 101 min

Sukiyaki Western Django

Directed by: Takashi Miike
Special Event | eOmeU (English) | 2007 | 121 min

Talking the pictures

Directed by: Masayuki Suo
Special Event | OmeU (Japanese) | 2019 | 126 min

The special event “Japan-Special” is presented by: