Noboru Iguchi

Noboru Iguchi was born on June 28, 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The ABCs of Death (2012), Kataude mashin gâru (2008) and Robo-geisha(2009).

Noboru Iguchi

Noboru Iguchi (井口昇 Iguchi Noboru) is a Japanese film director, screenwriter and actor. He has worked as a director in adult video (AV) as well as in the horror and gore genres.

Iguchi was also both the screenwriter and director for the 2008 action and gore cult film The Machine Girl (片腕マシンガール Kataude mashin gāru) where he once again teamed up with Yoshihiro Nishimura who did the special effects and makeup effects. Iguchi said he wanted to make an action movie with a woman fighting and it started with just an idea of a girl losing her arm and going out for revenge and was originally called "One Armed Big Busty Girl" - the machine gun came later. Iguchi was a special guest at the 2009 and 2010 New York Asian Film Festival.

In 2010, Iguchi directed his largest-budgeted feature, the action film Karate-Robo Zaborgar, based on the popular 1970s television series Denjin Zaborger. He followed it with the scatologicalhorror/comedy Zombie Ass in 2011.

Films shown at FFF

Shunji Iwai

Multi-faceted filmmaker Iwai Shunji (Sendai, 1964) directed the acclaimed films Love Letter and Swallowtail. Iwai also wrote, adapted and directed the 2004 hit film Hana & Alice depicting the everyday lives, friendship and loves of two girls, Hana (Anne Suzuki) and Alice (Yu Aoi), which catapulted the young actresses’ careers. Hana & Alice is still adored by devoted fans. Now, Shunji Iwai has created a completely original animated feature film - a “prequel” that tells us how the two heroines first met.