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SIFF diary 2006, part 1

Saturday was my first day of SIFF and it was a very good day, especially since I struggled a bit this year to find films that I had much enthusiasm about seeing. It took really pouring over every title to find the 11 films that I wanted tickets to and then, for this long weekend, we picked up a few individual tickets.

Ski Jumping Pairs

The first screening I attended was for this, I assumed, small Japanese mockumentary, poking fun at the process of a ridiculous sport becoming an Olympic sport in 2006.

The creator and director, Mashima Riichiro, was in attendance and did talk about making this very silly film. Additionally, he pointed us to the official site where one can buy the DVD and ski jumping tee-shirts and other goodies. Due to the existence of Hello Kitty brand ski pair gear, I'm thinking this might not be as small a film and I thought.

Anyway, the film was exactly what I expected. It was safe, non-offensive and blatantly fictional documentary about the great sport of pa…