You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Temperature’ nabs top prize at Pia fest

Japanese indie event gives Grand Prix to drama

TOKYO — The 31st Pia Film Festival, Japan’s oldest indie fest, awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue’s coming-of-age drama “The Temperature of a Second” on Friday.

The second Grand Prix went to Ryu Izuka’s “In the Fog,” while three pics were awarded the special jury prize: Shoko Kondo’s “Ordinary Love,” Akihito Kajiya’s “Chain” and Hajime’s Ohata’s “A Big Gun.”

Chinese helmer Shujian Ren’s “My Lyrical Age” won the TBS-sponsored planning prize and the Imagica-sponsored technical prize while Tetsuichiro Tsuta’s “Dream Island” nabbed the audience award.

The 15-day fest screened 16 pics in competition, with young Japanese helmers predominating.

Chaired by thesp Ryuhei Matsuda, the jury included helmer Nobuhiro Suwa, producer Atsuyuki Shimoda, novelist Shion Miura and helmer Daihachi Yoshida. 

Among out-of-competition pics was Yuya Ishii’s “Sawako Decides,” the 19th Pia Scholarship Film. Each year Pia competition winners are eligible to submit scripts for a Pia Scholarship Film, a feature made with Pia’s financial and production support and distribbed theatrically.

This year’s fest also featured screenings of three pics by Nagisa Oshima, together with lectures by helmers Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Koji Wakamatsu. A 17-pic retro dedicated to the work of Clint Eastwood also unspooled

More Film

  • Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite

    Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival

    TOKYO — The 31st Pia Film Festival, Japan’s oldest indie fest, awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue’s coming-of-age drama “The Temperature of a Second” on Friday. The second Grand Prix went to Ryu Izuka’s “In the Fog,” while three pics were awarded the special jury prize: Shoko Kondo’s “Ordinary Love,” Akihito Kajiya’s “Chain” and […]

  • SGIFF: Anup Singh Readies Third Film

    Singapore: ‘Scorpions’ Director Readies Third Film With Irrfan Khan (EXCLUSIVE) 

    TOKYO — The 31st Pia Film Festival, Japan’s oldest indie fest, awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue’s coming-of-age drama “The Temperature of a Second” on Friday. The second Grand Prix went to Ryu Izuka’s “In the Fog,” while three pics were awarded the special jury prize: Shoko Kondo’s “Ordinary Love,” Akihito Kajiya’s “Chain” and […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti's 'Hippocrate' Medical Series

    TOKYO — The 31st Pia Film Festival, Japan’s oldest indie fest, awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue’s coming-of-age drama “The Temperature of a Second” on Friday. The second Grand Prix went to Ryu Izuka’s “In the Fog,” while three pics were awarded the special jury prize: Shoko Kondo’s “Ordinary Love,” Akihito Kajiya’s “Chain” and […]

  • 'Call Me by Your Name' Costumes,

    Luca Guadagnino Relied on a Pair of Longtime Friends for 'Call Me by Your Name' Decor, Costumes

    TOKYO — The 31st Pia Film Festival, Japan’s oldest indie fest, awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue’s coming-of-age drama “The Temperature of a Second” on Friday. The second Grand Prix went to Ryu Izuka’s “In the Fog,” while three pics were awarded the special jury prize: Shoko Kondo’s “Ordinary Love,” Akihito Kajiya’s “Chain” and […]

  • A Profile of Argentine Fantasy Genre

    Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise -- Demián Rugna

    TOKYO — The 31st Pia Film Festival, Japan’s oldest indie fest, awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue’s coming-of-age drama “The Temperature of a Second” on Friday. The second Grand Prix went to Ryu Izuka’s “In the Fog,” while three pics were awarded the special jury prize: Shoko Kondo’s “Ordinary Love,” Akihito Kajiya’s “Chain” and […]

  • Coco Trailer

    'Coco' Stuffing 'Justice League' at Thanksgiving Box Office

    TOKYO — The 31st Pia Film Festival, Japan’s oldest indie fest, awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue’s coming-of-age drama “The Temperature of a Second” on Friday. The second Grand Prix went to Ryu Izuka’s “In the Fog,” while three pics were awarded the special jury prize: Shoko Kondo’s “Ordinary Love,” Akihito Kajiya’s “Chain” and […]

  • Saoirse Ronan Greta Gerwig Playback Podcast

    Playback: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan on 'Lady Bird' and Coming of Age

    TOKYO — The 31st Pia Film Festival, Japan’s oldest indie fest, awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue’s coming-of-age drama “The Temperature of a Second” on Friday. The second Grand Prix went to Ryu Izuka’s “In the Fog,” while three pics were awarded the special jury prize: Shoko Kondo’s “Ordinary Love,” Akihito Kajiya’s “Chain” and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content