COUNTRY The Netherlands
YEAR 2020
DIRECTOR Sarah Blok & Lisa Konno
LENGHT 9′ 00″
FORMAT Digital

NOBU is a short film about former world champion karate and Japanese immigrant Nobuaki Konno. In this film his daughter and fashion designer Lisa Konno asks him about cultural differences. Prior to making this movie, Lisa made fashion collection inspired by him and his humorous view on integration.

During the film he wears the collection which makes this production a short documentary and fashion film in one.


Sarah Blok

Sarah graduated from HKU in 2015 as a screenwriter. In 2016 she wrote the short film The Big Picture, which premiered at the Go Short International Short Film Festival and a performance in the main theatre Tutorial. The art of living. The following year she directed her own location performance The Siren of Irene (Over het IJ Festival) about the destructive power of irony in the life of a young man.

NOBU is her first film.