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  • Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)

    Directed by: Chen Kaige    Casts: SOMETANI Shota, Huang Xuan, ABE Hiroshi

    Japan-China co-production about monk Kukai and poet Hakurakuten as they tackle a tremendous mystery that shakes Chang'an, based on author Yumemakura Baku‘s "Samon kukai tou no kuni nite oni to utagesu." Directed by Farewell My Concubine's Chen Kaige....

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  • NEW CINEMA KABUKI 『Yotsuya Kaidan』 (2017)

    Directed by: KUSHIDA Kazuyoshi    Casts: NAKAMURA Shido, NAKAMURA Kankuro, NAKAMURA Shichinosuke

    Twenty-eighth Cinema Kabuki digital theatrical screening of kabuki shot with HD cameras. Classic kabuki repertoire performed with a modern twist by Cocoon Kabuki is turned into film while preserving the immediacy of a playhouse. Iemon (Nakamura Shid...

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  • "CHOU"KOWAIHANASHI (2017)

    Directed by: CHIBA Seiji    Casts: OGINO Karin, SHIDA Yumi, Kyoka

    Alien vs. Ninja director, Chiba Seiji, resumes directorial and screenplay duties in this follow-up to Chou Kowaihanashi Comprised of four episodes, each stars current and former members of the idol group Yumemiru Adolescence. "Creak" is an encounter ...

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  • VAMPIRE CLAY (2017)

    Directed by: UMEZAWA Soichi    Casts: TAKEDA Anna, SUGIMOTO Momoka, FUJITA Ena

    A horror film in which people are beset by cursed clay. Serving as writer, director, and editor is Umezawa Soichi who worked on a segment of the omnibus project, The ABCs of Death2. Hidaka Kaori (Takeda Anna) has transferred to a vocational school. ...

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  • Lemon&Letter (2017)

    Directed by: UMENOKI Keiko    Casts: SHINADA Makoto, UJIHARA Kyoko, KINOUCHI Akiko

    Self-produced drama aiming to revitalize Ogijima island in the Seto Inland Sea by conveying the island's charms. A boy and girl who relocated to the island grow up as they become high school students and worry about love and their path in life. Fift...

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  • Danchi Woman (2017)

    Directed by: SUGIMOTO Akiko    Casts: UCHIKOSHI Shizu, HIRAYAMA Reiko, TERADA Keiko

    A documentary by Sugimoto Akiko who shot the independent film Seaside Road Danchi Story about a public housing complex on the verge of demolition. The camera is once again turned on the same public housing apartments as new construction begins and ca...

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  • MABUIGUMI (2017)

    Directed by: HONGO Yoshiaki    Casts: Jean-Pierre Zengoro, Kana Obry, TAMAKI Katsuo

    Documentary based on journalist and commentator Miki Takeshi's "Kuhaku no iminshi - New Caledonia to Okinawa." Miki serves as the navigator and explores the themes of family, war and ethnic groups from multiple perspectives. On his first visit to Ne...

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  • ”Children of the Hakkyo School Project”, Work-in-progress 2017 (2017)

    Directed by: SHIOZAKI Toshiko    Casts:

    Documentary about kids growing up as they attend the Korean school in Edakawa in Tokyo's Koto district. Footage covering first-graders in 2010 through graduation was edited as a work-in-progress and given a special screening at the Yamagata Internati...

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  • The Road Home (2017)

    Directed by: OURA Miran    Casts:

    Oura Miran was a university student when she shot this documentary about her family in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The Oura family are forced to leave their hometown of Namie because of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster....

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  • Tremorings of Hope (2017)

    Directed by: AGATSUMA Kazuki    Casts:

    Depicts the aftermath to disaster as a sequel to The People Living in Hadenya, which followed daily life in the Hadenya fishing village in Miyagi Prefecture's Sanriku Town during the three years prior to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Depicts the...

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  • Home Away From Home (2017)

    Directed by: MAKABE Yukinori    Casts: James Jirayu, ABE Junko, Hershel Peppers

    Work in the Tokyo Cine-magic project that creates short films about Tokyo, produced by Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia. Directed by Makabe Yukinori of I Am a Monk. A taxi driver, young girl and backer packer travel through fantastical Tokyo that i...

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  • La nuit où j'ai nagé (2017)

    Directed by: IGARASHI Kohei, Damien Manivel    Casts: KOGAWA Takara, KOGAWA Keiki, KOGAWA Chisato

    A Japan-France jointly produced film co-directed by Igarashi Kohei of Hold Your Breath Like a Lover and Damien Manivel of A Young Poet. It was screened at the 74th Venice International Film Festival.Just before the break of dawn in a small town nestl...

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  • GHOST SQUAD (2017)

    Directed by: IGUCHI Noboru    Casts: MIKADO Minori, HON Yuni, UENO Sumire

    A quirky horror film depicting the escapades of the ghost revenge group, "Ghost Squad", by the gifted director of The Machine Girl, Iguchi Noboru. Rika (Yanagi Anna) is a young girl thinking of committing suicide who is possessed by the ghosts of th...

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  • Sennan Asbestos Disaster (2017)

    Directed by: HARA Kazuo    Casts:

    A documentary in which Hara Kazuo, director of The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On, covers the 8-year-long court proceedings of a lawsuit against the national government demanding restitutions for wrongful injury from asbestos in the Sennen disctrict...

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  • Misojionna wa romantic na yume o miruka? (2017)

    Directed by: YAMAGISHI Kentaro    Casts: TAKEDA Rina, KUBOTA Yuki, SASO Yuki

    A road movie depicting a woman who goes on the run with the band of robbers who kidnapped her. It is written and directed by Yamagishi Kentaro, whose short film Tokyo Mukokuseki Shojo was adapted to a feature length film by Oshii Mamoru. Nana (Taked...

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  • our blue moment (2017)

    Directed by: IMAIZUMI Rikiya    Casts: FUKAGAWA Mai, YAMASHITA Kenjiro

    Using "marriage" as a theme, this romantic ensemble crisscrosses comical human relationships. Imaizumi Rikiya of Sad Tea writes and directs. Bakery employee Ichii Fumi (Fukagawa Mai) holds a peculiar outlook on marriage: "I doubt anyone would love m...

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  • RAMEN HEADS (2017)

    Directed by: SHIGENO Koki    Casts: TOMITA Osamu, IIDA Shota, ONISHI Yuki

    This documentary gives an intimate look at enthusiastic fans of ramen and the chefs who make it. Over a 15 month long shoot, Chukasoba Tomita proprietor Tomita Osamu and his customers are interviewed revealing the history of ramen's evolution while a...

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  • Cinema fighters (2017)

    Directed by: KAWASE Naomi, A.T., HAGIWARA Kentaro    Casts: YAMADA Takayuki, ISHII Anna, AKIRA

    The first collection of films from a collaborative project from international short films festival, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia. The short films are screen dramatizations inspired by the hit songs of group EXILE TRIBE. The six works are compris...

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  • Colors of Wind (2017)

    Directed by: KWAK Jae-Yong    Casts: FURUKAWA Yuki, FUJII Takemi, TAKENAKA Naoto

    Set in Shiretoko, Hokkaido and Tokyo, this mysterious drama depicts two couples who have surpassed space-time. In the director's chair is Kwak Jae-Yong of My Sassy Girl and Cyborg, She. Ryo (Furukawa Yuki) is at the pit of despair after the death of...

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  • KAGURA Troupe on the beat (2017)

    Directed by: ENDO Kano, OSAWA Mirai    Casts: Kuromori Kagura Hozonkai

    The Kuromori Kagura which has continued to this day on the Sanriku coast of Iwate Prefecture is the focus of this documentary. It captures both the kagura troupe who for over 340 years have continued performing the ritual dance at home after home no ...

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  • Meeting Pinkerton (2017)

    Directed by: SAKASHITA Yuichiro    Casts: UCHIDA Chika, MATSUMOTO Wakana, TAMURA Kentaro

    Fifth work in the original film project from Shochiku Broadcasting, which has also come out with Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday and Three Stories of Love. Depicts the struggles of women who were once pop stars and reunite after their breakup twenty years...

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  • Our House (2017)

    Directed by: KIYOHARA Yui    Casts: KAWANISHI Nodoka, YASUNO Yukiko, OSAWA Mariwo

    In this thriller, two different storylines about a girl who has lost her father and a woman who loses her memory intersect in the same house. Kiyohara Yui made this graduation film at Tokyo University of the Art's graduate school with mentorship from...

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  • GARO GOD'S FANG (2017)

    Directed by: AMEMIYA Keita    Casts: KURIYAMA Wataru, IKEDA Junya, AOKI Tsunenori

    The three demon knights from the TV and film SFX action series "Garo" assemble for this film written and directed by Amemiya Keita, the creator of the series. Gold Knight Dougai Ryuga (Kuriyama Wataru) has overcome many fierce battles and has furthe...

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  • Eiga Senko issenri (2017)

    Directed by: MUKOYAMA Masahiro    Casts: Subenja PONGKORN, TOMITA Katsuya, AIZAWA Toranosuke

    A making-of documentary about BANGKOK NITES, the film written and directed by Tomita Katsuya of the production team Kuzoku, put together from over 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage of the filming. Mukoyama Masahiro, a member of the cinematograph...

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  • Borderline (2017)

    Directed by: WATANABE Takeshi    Casts: FUJITA Ray, ARAI Atsushi, SOEJIMA Jun

    Car action film that shares the same story universe with "Gachiban" and "Yamikin Dogs" and features characters from both series. Directed by Watanabe Takeshi of Neko Ninja. Ex-hoodlum Azuma Aberu (Fujita Ray) works at a car factory and has a side gi...

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