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GUKOROKU - TRACES OF SIN

GUKOROKU - TRACES OF SIN (2017)

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

Dark Side of the Light

Dark Side of the Light (2016)

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

Wondrous! Cure Mofurun!

Wondrous! Cure Mofurun! (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

SHINIUMA Dead Horse

SHINIUMA Dead Horse (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

DAGUERROTYPE Le Secret de la chambre noire

DAGUERROTYPE Le Secret de la chambre noire (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

PARKS

PARKS (2017)

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

Genocidal Organ

Genocidal Organ (2016)

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

Visualized Hearts

Visualized Hearts (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

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The Rats Among the Cats

The Rats Among the Cats (1963)

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

The Hundred Monsters

The Hundred Monsters (1968)

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

The Wife's Confession

The Wife's Confession (1961)

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

The Worship of the Flesh

The Worship of the Flesh (1968)

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