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  • 犬猿

    THICKER THAN WATER (2017)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Keisuke    Casts: KUBOTA Masataka, ARAI Hirofumi, ENOUE Keiko

    Drama about the love-hate relationship between two pairs of siblings penned by Himeanole director Yoshida Keisuke. Kazunari (Kubota Masataka) is the half-assed younger brother who appears to be thoughtful and diligent, and his older brother Takuji (...

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  • 生きとし生けるもの

    A LIFE LINE (2017)

    Directed by: IMAZU Hidekuni    Casts:

    Directorial debut from Hokkaido-based photographer Imazu Hidekuni, the long-time photographer for the posters at Asahiyama Zoo. This documentary offers an intimate look at animals in Hokkaido, including a flock of 80,000 white-fronted geese, ezonaki ...

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  • サイモン&タダタカシ

    Saimon & Tada Takashi (2017)

    Directed by: ODA Manabu    Casts: SAKAMOTO Itsuki, SUGA Kenta

    Teenage film produced with scholarship funding from the 24th Pia Film Festival. Up-and-coming Oda Manabu scripts and directs this lighthearted romance about two high school boys. High school senior Saimon (Sakamoto Itsuki) is headed for college, and...

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  • バーミー

    BAMY (2017)

    Directed by: TANAKA Jun    Casts: YUKINAGA Hironobu, NAKAZATO Hiromi, TSUGE Misaki

    Horror film produced by the cutting-edge director Tanaka Jun on a shoestring budget of just 700,000 yen. The ability to see ghosts pushes a man and woman to their emotional limits. Official selection for the feature film competition at the 35th Torin...

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  • ミスミソウ

    Liverleaf (2017)

    Directed by: NAITO Eisuke    Casts: YAMADA Anna, SHIMIZU Hiroya, OTANI Rinka

    Live-action suspense based on manga artist Oshikiri Rensuke's "Liverleaf." Depicts a grandiose tale of revenge fueled by the intertwining emotions of people who have endured abuse, bullying, and other forms of trauma. Nozaki Haruka (Yamada Anna) mov...

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  • 愛の病

    Love Disease (2017)

    Directed by: YOSHIDA Kota    Casts: SETO Saori, OKAYAMA Amane

    Sensual suspense drama about the love-hate relationship between a man pursuing a perverse relationship and a woman thrown into turmoil by the fate of intense love. Based on the Wakayama dating website robbery and homicide from 2002. Emiko (Seto Saor...

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  • ご注文はうさぎですか?? ~Dear My Sister~

    Is the order a rabbit?? ~Dear My Sister~ (2017)

    Directed by: HASHIMOTO Hiroyuki    Casts: SAKURA Ayane, MINASE Inori, TANEDA Risa

    Feature film produced for the TV anime series based on the four-panel comic by the manga artist Koi. Cocoa (Sakura Ayane) arrives in a new town and takes up residence at a cafe called Rabbit House. She quickly becomes buddies with Rize (Taneda Risa)...

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  • デンサン

    DENSAN (2017)

    Directed by: KANAMORI Masaaki    Casts: NISHINO Akihiro, YAMAMOTO Mayumi, Mihiro

    A drama focusing on a designer and a molding artist who practices a traditional craft in the city of Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture. Kuon Shigeru (Nishino Akihiro) works at the molding factory run by his father Kouzaburo (Watanabe Tetsu). Every day Sh...

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  • Noise

    Noise (2017)

    Directed by: MATSUMOTO Yusaku    Casts: SHINOZAKI Kokoro, ANJO Urara, SUZUKI Kosuke

    In this ensemble drama inspired by the Akihabara Massacre which occurred in 2008, people discover a glimmer of hope amid despair and attempt to go on with life. In the director's chair is up-and-comer, Matsumoto Yusaku, who makes his feature film deb...

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  • 紅い襷~富岡製糸場物語~

    Cocooning (2017)

    Directed by: ADACHI Satoshi, MICHIKAWA Kei    Casts: MIZUSHIMA Yu, YOSHIMOTO Miyu, TOYOHARA Kosuke

    A drama focusing on the World Heritage Site, Tomioka Silk Mill, and the dawn of Japan's silk industry legacy. Set in Gunma Prefecture during the early Meiji Era, the film depicts efforts of young women who supported the modernization of Japan. In th...

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  • ライオンは今夜死ぬ

    Le lion est mort ce soir (2017)

    Directed by: SUWA Nobuhiro    Casts: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Pauline Etienne, Maud Wyler

    Perfect Couple director Suwa Nobuhiro welcomes The 400 Blows star Jean-Pierre Léaud to this Japanese-French co-production. Jean (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is an aging actor troubled by his inability to feign death. Haunted by the past, he visits an old est...

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  • 写真甲子園 0.5秒の夏

    Shashin Koshien Summer in 0.5 Seconds (2017)

    Directed by: SUGAWARA Hiroshi    Casts: KASA Natsuki, SHIRAHASE Kaira, NAKATA Seina

    A national photography competition which decides Japan's top high school photography club is the subject of this coming-of-age film depicting high schoolers putting everything they have into photography. At the helm is Sugawara Hiroshi of Seven Days'...

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  • 水の夢

    Water Dream (2017)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced for the stage at the behest of French pianist Catherine Verhelst and stage designer Herv? Tougeron...

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  • お江戸のキャンディー2 ロワゾー・ドゥ・パラディ(天国の鳥)篇

    Les Garcons- Bonbons 2 L'Oiseau du paradis (2017)

    Directed by: HIROTA Leona    Casts: KURIHARA Rui, ARAMAKI Yoshihiko, SOMEYA Toshiyuki

    The sequel to 2015's Les Garcons-Bonbons directed by Hirota Leona, who is also known as an actress. Kitazawa Haku (Kurihara Rui) had watched a movie and dreamed he was in a parallel universe. Meanwhile, Ryu (Kamiya Riku), the older brother of Haku's...

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  • ぐちゃぐちゃ

    Marbling (2017)

    Directed by: YAMAGISHI Aya    Casts: ISHIZAKI Natsumi, TAMURA Kentaro, ITABASHI Shunya

    The 11th collaboration project in an academic-industry partnership between vocational school, Tokyo Visual Arts, and distributor, Tollywood. Takamura Sayumi (Ishizaki Natsumi) is a girl with an indecisive personality. She meets slightly unusual boys...

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  • コスメティックウォーズ

    Cosmetic Wars (2017)

    Directed by: SUZUKI Kosuke    Casts: OMASA Aya, OKINA Megumi, TAKAOKA Saki

    Drama about the struggles of a heroine who infiltrates a company as a corporate spy, set in a venerable cosmetics company. Directed by Suzuki Kosuke of Tokyo PR Woman. Rookie corporate spy Misawa Akane (Omasa Aya) infiltrates a venerable cosmetics c...

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  • 米軍(アメリカ)が最も恐れた男 その名は、カメジロー

    Kamejiro: The U.S. Military's Most Feared Man (2017)

    Directed by: SAKO Tadahiko    Casts: SENAGA Kamejiro

    Documentary about Senaga Kamejiro, the man who stood up to the US Army in Okinawa under US occupation. The feature film is re-edited with footage added to the highly acclaimed TV documentary that aired in 2016. Sakamoto Ryuichi created the theme song...

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  • ミッドナイト・バス

    MIDNIGHT BUS (2017)

    Directed by: TAKESHITA Masao    Casts: HARADA Taizo, YAMAMOTO Mirai, KONISHI Manami

    Feature film drama adaptation of the original story by novelist Ibuki Yuki. Directed by Takeshita Masao of Jump. Takamiya Toshikazu (Harada Taizo) works as a long-distance overnight bus driver from his hometown in Niigata. One night his ex-wife Miyu...

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  • ひかりの歌

    Listen to Light (2017)

    Directed by: SUGITA Kyoshi    Casts: NAMIKI Akie, KITAMURA Misaki, KASAJIMA Tomo

    Based on four tanka poems, selected in a contest with the theme of light, this film illustrates the meaning of light in the lives of four female protagonists. Shiori (Kitamura Misaki), Yukiko (Kasajima Tomo), Kyoko (Ito Kana) and Sachiko (Namiki Aki...

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  • 地球はお祭り騒ぎ

    Party 'Round the Globe (2017)

    Directed by: WATANABE Hirobumi    Casts: IMAMURA Gaku, Ringo, WATANABE Hirobumi

    Winner of the Japan Cinema Splash Award at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival for Poolside Man, director Watanabe Hirobumi helms this road movie illustrating the peculiarity of being alive through the quiet life and strange journey of two dev...

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  • 神と人との間

    Between Men and the Gods (2017)

    Directed by: UCHIDA Eiji    Casts: SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko, TOTSUGI Shigeyuki, UCHIDA Chika

    Tanizaki Junichiro's novel, 'Kami to Hito to no Aida' which drew on real life experiences, is brought to life in this drama which changes the setting to modern times. At the helm is "Lowlife Love" director, Uchida Eiji. Hozumi (Shibukawa Kiyohiko), ...

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  • Of Love & Law

    Of Love & Law (2017)

    Directed by: TODA Hikaru    Casts: MINAMI Kazuyuki, YOSHIDA Masafumi

    Documentary about contemporary Japanese society through the lives of people in challenging circumstances including LGBT individuals and those left out of Japan's family registry system. Director Toda Hikaru, who has worked for many years in the US an...

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  • うろんなところ

    Ambiguous Places (2017)

    Directed by: IKEDA Akira    Casts: SUMII Kujirako, SHIBA Hirofumi, OTA Michi

    The "dreams" seen by people are intertwined through an abstract mystery in this surreal fantasy directed by Ikeda Akira whose Anatomy of a Paper Clip won the grand prizes at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Vancouver International Fi...

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  • 飢えたライオン

    The Hungry Lion (2017)

    Directed by: OGATA Takaomi    Casts: MATUBAYASHI Urara, MIZUISHI Atomu, TSUTSUI Mariko

    The propagation of fake news and the fiendish appetite of those who consume such information are revealed in this drama by Sunk in to the Womb director, Ogata Takaomi. One morning, Hitomi's (Matubayashi Urara) homeroom teacher is taken away by polic...

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  • アイスと雨音

    Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops (2017)

    Directed by: MATSUI Daigo    Casts: MORITA Kokoro, TANAKA Reiko, TANAKA Taketo

    Coming-of-age story consisting of a single 74-minute take covering one month in the lives of youths floundering in the gap between reality and fiction, based on a true story. Directed by Matsui Daigo of Japanese Girls Never Die. The rap group MOROHA ...

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