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Director: ISHIKAWA Kei
Cast: TSUMABUKI Satoshi, MITSUSHIMA Hikari
Ishikawa Kei makes his feature film directorial debut with this mystery that delves into the "true nature of human beings." A year has gone by without any progress on the Tako family's murder, in which an elite businessman, his beautiful and perfect...
Release Date: Feb, 18th, 2017
Director: SAKAMAKI Ryota
Cast: OSHINARI Shugo, HATACHIYA Megumi
Based on an actual murder that took place in 1996 in Shibuya, Tokyo, Dark Side of the Light imagines what might have lead to the tragedy. One day, Emi Kinoshita receives a visit from her ex-boyfriend, Takumi Toyonaga. He tells her that her older sist...
Release Date: Dec, 3rd, 2016
Director: TANAKA Yuta
Cast: TAKAHASHI Rie, HORIE Yui, HAYAMI Saori
The 21st theatrical film of the "Pretty Cure" series which continues to be widely loved since it first began airing on television in February, 2004. In a new turn of events, the stuffed bear, Mofurun, turns into a Pretty Cure. The Wish Stone, which ...
Release Date: Oct, 29th, 2016
Director: Brillante Ma Mendoza
Cast: Lou Veloso
The Asian Three-Fold Mirror project brings together three globally acclaimed directors from Asia to co-create omnibus films with a common theme "Living Together in Asia." Internationally acclaimed director Brillante Ma Mendoza chose Obihiro, Hokkaid...
Release Date: Oct, 26th, 2016
Director: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi
Cast: Tahar RAHIM, Constance ROUSSEAU, Olivier GOURMET
A classic, gothic romance directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, his first foreign-language film. Handsome imagery weaves a tale of the tragedy invited by the oldest method of photography, daguerrotype. The cast includes Tahar Rahim of A Prophet among other f...
Release Date: Oct, 15th, 2016
Director: SETA Natsuki
Cast: HASHIMOTO Ai, NAGANO Mei, SOMETANI Shota
Coming-of-age movie planned to commemorate the centennial of Inokashira Park in 2017. Directed by Seta Natsuki of A Liar and a Broken Girl. A high school student named Haru (Nagano Mei) shows up at the door of Jun (Hashimoto Ai), a university studen...
Release Date: Apr, 22nd, 2017
Director: MURASE Shuko
Cast: NAKAMURA Yuichi, MIKAMI Satoshi, KAJI Yuki
The animated adaptation of the identically titled 2007 Japan SF Award-nominated debut work by science-fiction novelist Project Itoh, who suddenly died after only a two year career as a writer. Murase Shuko of the television anime series "Ergo Proxy" ...
Release Date: Feb, 3rd, 2017
Director: IGARASHI Akiko
Cast: YOSHIDA Ryuichi, SHIRAKAWA Nanami, SHIN Yoshio
Director Igarashi Akiko, who studied at film school while holding down her company job, remakes her own short film, Kokoro wo Kashikasuru Kikai. The film is a 13th Cineastes Organization Osaka (CO2) grant-recipient production. During an experiment o...
Release Date: Mar, 4th, 2017
Director: SHIBUYA Minoru
Cast: OKADA Mariko, I. George, MIYAKO Chocho
Seki, a gangster with a violent temper, decides to reform and marries Mitsuko, the sister of fellow gangster Isomura. The two open a drugstore near a row of apartment houses. But business is difficult. When Seki saves the life of a woman in an apart...
Release Date：Mar, 24th, 1963
Director: YASUDA Kimiyoshi
Cast: FUJIMAKI Jun, TAKADA Miwa, HIRAIZUMI Sei
Japan is a land of ghost-stories, particularly in the summer when, before air-conditioning, the pleasant chills induced by such tales were most welcome to sweltering audiences. One such series of stories was called "The Hundred Monster Collection", a...
Release Date：Mar, 20th, 1968
Director: MASUMURA Yasuzo
Cast: WAKAO Ayako, KAWAGUCHI Hiroshi, OZAWA Eitaro
Three mountain climbers, Ryokichi, his wife Saiko and Ryokichi's friend Koda are roped together. Suddenly, Ryokichi misses his footing and he and his wife are suspended in mid-air. Koda clings to the edge of the precipice holding the two with the ro...
Release Date：Oct, 29th, 1961
Director: DOI Michiyoshi
Cast: TAKAHASHI Masaya, UCHIDA Takako, AOI Mitsuko
Toward the end of the nineteenth century Japan is moving toward the modern age but there are backward pockets where older beliefs are still held. In one of the smaller villagers along the coast phallic worship is still practiced. Two men no better t...
Release Date：Jul, 10th, 1968