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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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  • 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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  • I Want to Run for Office (2016)

    Directed by: XING Fei    Casts:

    A documentary closely chronicling the process of running for the Shinjuku Ward Legislative Assembly by Lee Komaki, a man who worked over 20 years as a customer solicitor for restaurants and brothels in Shinjuku's red light district of Kabukicho. Lee...

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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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  • Tenryu-ku Okuryoke Osawa: Bessho Tea Factory (2014)

    Directed by: HORI Teiichi    Casts:

    A documentary directed by Hori Teiichi who was a production assistant on the 1994 documentary Otentousama ga Hoshii and has worked in a wide variety of genres from pink films to ordinary theatrical releases. The lifestyle and scenery of Osawa, a vil...

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  • A Woman of the Butcher Shop (2016)

    Directed by: YAMASHIRO Chikako    Casts: Natsuko, YAMAZAKI Akiko

    Documentary by artist Yamashiro Chikako, who jumps between reality and fiction to trigger multifaceted interpretations from viewers through the use of allegories. Screened in the New Asian Currents section at the Yamagata International Documentary Fi...

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  • The Beginning of Creation: Abduction / A Child (2015)

    Directed by: YAMASHIRO Chikako    Casts: KAWAGUCHI Takao

    Short film by artist Yamashiro Chikako, who confronts the complex circumstances of Okinawa including US military bases and the problem of passing down memories and records from the Battle of Okinawa. Delves into the process of dancer and former artis...

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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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  • The Power of Expression: The Minamata Producer Speaks (2016)

    Directed by: INOUE Minoru, KATAOKA Nozomi    Casts: TAKAGI Ryutaro, NISHIGUCHI Seiji, HIGASHI Yoichi

    Feature-length documentary by directors Kataoka Nozomi and Inoue Minoru of Kiraigo - Town Where Ogres and Buddha Live. Interweaves interviews and film excerpts to create a contemporary rendition of the filmmaking methods of Takagi Ryutaro, who produc...

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  • Nishijin (1961)

    Directed by: MATSUMOTO Toshio    Casts:

    Short film directed by Matsumoto Toshio, a pioneer of avant-garde documentary films. A documentary film appreciation group in Kyoto self-produced the film as part of their cultural activities. The film is not about Nishijin as the origin of the luxur...

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  • Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)

    Directed by: MATSUMOTO Toshio    Casts: Peter, TSUCHIYA Yoshio, OGASAWARA Osamu

    First theatrical film by Matsumoto Toshio, creator of numerous experimental shorts. Depicts a bloody horror story set in late-1960s Shinjuku, Roppongi and Harajuku. Gonda (Tsuchiya Yoshio) owns a gay bar called Genet and Eddie (Peter) is the star ho...

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  • LUNA (2016)

    Directed by: IKEDA Kazuma    Casts: IZUMI Haru, Kentaro, SUZUKI Hirono

    Original live-action film shot in 8K/HDR and co-produced by IMAGICA and ROBOT. Director Ikeda Kazuma has created many visual-media works including live action, CG and anime. It is a fall day. High school student Shunsuke (Kentaro) notices Risa (Izum...

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  • born, bone, boon. (2016)

    Directed by: Gori    Casts: Gori, SATO Hitomi, GUSHIKEN Azusa

    Short comedy inspired by the "senkotsu" ceremony that involves washing the bones of the deceased. Family members who have lost touch with each other reconnect after coming face-to-face with their true selves. Directed by Gori, the TV personality and ...

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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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  • A Grain of Wheat (2016)

    Directed by: SUZUKI Ben    Casts: Charlotte Kate Fox, HINOI Asuka, EMOTO Akira

    Work from a short-film project that aims to share the appeal of Yokohama with the world. Directed by Suzuki Ben, who became the first Japanese director to win the Grand Prix at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in 2008 with A Day in the Life of B...

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  • THE HOUSE WHERE THE MERMAID SLEEPS (tentative title) (2018)

    Directed by: TSUTSUMI Yukihiko    Casts: SHINOHARA Ryoko, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi

    In this mystery based on the novel by "Into the White Night" and "Suspect X" author, Higashino Keigo, a couple is confronted by a tragedy involving their beloved child and ultimately must make a difficult choice. Tsutsumi Yukihiko of Sanada 10 Braves...

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  • THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES (2018)

    Directed by: MIKI Koichiro    Casts: FUKUSHI Sota

    Road movie adaptation of the bestselling novel by author Arikawa Hiro, whose works "Library Wars" and "Evergreen Love" have already been turned into movies. Evergreen Love and Anonymous Noise director Miki Koichiro depicts the journey of a boy and ca...

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  • PERFECT WORLD (2018)

    Directed by: SHIBAYAMA Kenji    Casts: IWATA Takanori, SUGISAKI Hana

    The live-action adaptation of Aruga Rie's similarly titled manga depicting the romance between a protagonist left handicapped by an accident and the heroine who cares deeply for him. In the director's chair is Shibayama Kenji of Nagareboshi ga Kienai...

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  • WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY! 3: MY WIFE, MY LIFE (2018)

    Directed by: YAMADA Yoji    Casts: HASHIZUME Isao, YOSHIYUKI Kazuko, TSUMABUKI Satoshi

    Third film in the "What a Wonderful Family!" series from director Yamada Yoji. This paean to homemakers depicts a family's plunge into chaos when faced with an emergency situation. The Hirata family have a lively household with three generations liv...

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  • KIDS ON THE SLOPE (2018)

    Directed by: MIKI Takahiro    Casts: CHINEN Yuri, NAKAGAWA Taishi, KOMATSU Nana

    Miki Takahiro of My Teacher directs the film adaptation of the same-named comic from manga artist Kodama Yuki. It is summer 10 years ago. Kaoru (Chinen Yuri) transfers to a new school and has a fateful encounter with the school's terrifying bad-boy ...

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  • MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)

    Directed by: OKADA Mari    Casts: ISHIMI Manaka, IRINO Miyu, KAYANO Mei

    Animation that marks the directorial debut for Okada Mari, the scriptwriter of works including The Anthem of the Heart. Depicts the "eternal moment" of a boy and girl who meet amidst the passage of time. Maquia (voice: Ishimi Manaka) is a girl from ...

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  • RAINBOW DAYS (2018)

    Directed by: IIZUKA Ken    Casts: SANO Reo, NAKAGAWA Taishi, TAKASUGI Mahiro

    Live-action adaptation of the girl's comic by manga artist Mizuno Minami. Directed by Iizuka Ken of Drops in Your Hand and Laughing Lucky Cats. Natchan (Sano Reo), Mattsun (Nakagawa Taishi), Tsuyopon (Takasugi Mahiro) and Keichan (Yokohama Ryusei) a...

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