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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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  • フジコ・ヘミングの時間

    Fuzjko: A Pianist of Silence & Solitude (2018)

    Directed by: KOMATSU Soichiro    Casts: Fuzjko HEMMING

    In-depth documentary about pianist Fuzjko Hemming, who achieved worldwide acclaim while in her 60s. Elucidates the present-day and future of a woman who pursues her dreams irrespective of age. The emotional dynamism of Fuzjko's performances capture...

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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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  • 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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  • 三里塚のイカロス

    The Fall of Icarus:Narita Stories (2017)

    Directed by: DAISHIMA Haruhiko    Casts: KASE Tsutomu, AKIBA Emiko, HIRATA Seigo

    Documentary that serves as a companion to The Wages of Resistance: Narita Stories, which dealt with the protests against the construction of Narita Airport. Depicts the lives of youth who fought alongside farmers against the nation state. Farmers la...

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  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA

    Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA (2017)

    Directed by: Stephen Nomura Schible    Casts: SAKAMOTO Ryuichi

    A documentary which captures the music of world-renown composer Sakamoto Ryuichi as he goes on a meditative journey. Making his theatrical film directing debut, Stephen Nomura Schible fulfills a five year long thorough coverage of Sakamoto which bega...

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  • 劇場版 岩合光昭の世界ネコ歩き コトラ家族と世界のいいコたち

    Gekijoban Iwago Mitsuaki no sekai nekoaruki Kotorakazoku to sekai no iikotachi (2017)

    Directed by:    Casts: IWAGO Mitsuaki

    A theatrical version of a documentary program which shows scenes of the world's cats shot by animal photographer, Iwago Mitsuaki, who has continued to photograph cats for over 40 years and is known for the books 'Neko' and 'Neko Aruki'. The film is a...

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  • 74歳のペリカンはパンを売る。

    Pelican: 74 Years of Japanease Tradition (2017)

    Directed by: UCHIDA Shuntaro    Casts: WATANABE Kazuo, WATANABE Riku, NAGI HIoriki

    Documentary about the venerable Pelican bakery that was founded 74 years ago. Directed by Uchida Shuntaro of Portrait. Tokyo is crowded with bakeries that sell bread of all varieties imaginable. Located in Tokyo's old-style downtown district of Asa...

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  • 夜間もやってる保育園

    Yakan mo yatteru hoikuen (2017)

    Directed by: OMIYA Koichi    Casts:

    Documentary from director Omiya Koichi of TADAIMA I'm home, a place for everyone and The Voyage of Bunyo Ishikawa about the challenges facing childcare workers and parents who are raising kids in a wide range of circumstances, based on the real-life ...

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  • 台湾萬歳

    Taiwan Banzai (2017)

    Directed by: SAKAI Atsuko    Casts:

    The third and final film in a trilogy which includes Taiwanjinesei and Memories of Taiwan. The director is Sakai Atsuko, who has used this series to focus on Taiwan under Japanese rule and the people who have lived there afterward. Taiwan's unspoile...

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  • 映画 山田孝之3D

    YAMADA TAKAYUKI The movie (2017)

    Directed by: MATSUE Tetsuaki, YAMASHITA Nobuhiro    Casts: YAMADA Takayuki, ASHIDA Mana

    A film derived from the documentary TV series "Takayuki Yamada's Festival de Cannes" which accompanies The Devil's Path and "Ushijima the Loan Shark" series actor, Yamada Takayuki, as he turns producer and scrambles to make a film that will win the C...

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  • ちかくてとおい

    Close but Distant (2017)

    Directed by: OKUBO Yui    Casts:

    Documentary from Okubo Yui, who came out with Tsuchioto in 2011, focusing on his hometown of Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture, which was devastated by the tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake. Screenings include the Cinema With Us program at the Yam...

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  • ターシャ・テューダー 静かな水の物語

    Tasha Tudor A still water story (2017)

    Directed by: MATSUTANI Mitsue    Casts: Tasha Tudor, Seth Tudor, Winslow Tudor

    Documentary exploring the lifestyle of the great American illustrated book author Tasha Tudor, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 92. Directed by Matsutani Mitsue, who documented Tasha's final years. Living in the beautiful garden she created in ...

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  • 世界でいちばん美しい村

    The Most Beautiful Village In The World (2016)

    Directed by: ISHIKAWA Bon    Casts: Punam GURUNG, Asha Bahadur GURUNG

    Innovative documentary that questions what real happiness looks like for human beings, set against the majestic Himalayas and dealing with family bonds, prayer, and people living with nature. In the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, 9,000 people lost their ...

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  • 劇場版 BiS誕生の詩

    Gekijoban BiS tanjo no uta (2017)

    Directed by: Company MATSUO    Casts: BiS, WATANABE Junnosuke, SHIMIZU Hiromitsu

    Documentary about auditions to recruit new members for the reboot of idol group BiS, which broke up in July 2014, directed by Company Matsuo of The Sex Cannon Ball Run 2013, The Movie. The final overnight-stay auditions for BiS new members were held...

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  • 人生フルーツ

    LIFE IS FRUITY (2016)

    Directed by: FUSHIHARA Kenshi    Casts: TSUBATA Shuichi, TSUBATA Hideko

    Documentary produced by Tokai TV and directed by Fushihara Kenshi of Journey with the Gods: The Rebuilding of Ise Jingu Shrine that follows the lives of an architect and his wife. Narrated by Kiki Kirin of An. Architect Tsubata Shuichi and his wife ...

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  • くぴぽ SOS!

    KUPIPO SOS! –The Dreamers from Underground (2017)

    Directed by: YANAGIMOTO Satsuki    Casts: HATTORI Maki, BIBIT Aina, Mecro

    Documentary about the idol group Kupipo, which was formed in 2014 with Hattori Maki as the leader. Maki is a man who wishes to act like a cute gal and dresses up in woman's clothes. Follows the group from early summer 2016 through the end of the year...

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  • VESSEL

    VESSEL (2017)

    Directed by: INO Hidetaka    Casts:

    Damien Jalet has travelled the world, infusing his dance with images of the myths, religions, and rituals of each country that he visits, and reflecting the conflict between body and mind in the dance. Kohei Nawa explores materials and techniques thr...

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  • 動乱のベトナム

    Vietnam in Turmoil (1965)

    Directed by: AKASA Masaharu    Casts: OZAWA Eitaro

    A documentary about Vietnam, its history and the present war. Here are scenes of the countryside, of Saigon, and many details of actual battles. The on-the-spot scenes show not only the actual fighting, but also incidents of alleged torture. The brut...

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  • 新女・女・女物語

    It’s a Woman’s World (1964)

    Directed by: KURATA Takeo, AKUTAGAWA Kazutoshi    Casts:

    This is the sequel to Women...Oh, Women!...... - and like its predecessor it is a documentary film devoted to women, what they are like, who they are, what they do. In the maternity ward another baby girl is born - and what will her life be like? The...

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  • 日本の夜 女・女・女物語

    Women… Oh, Women! (1963)

    Directed by: TAKECHI Tetsuji    Casts:

    This is an epoch-making feature length documentary, of Japan at night...with a sharp focus on women, whose beauty, charm, energy, sadness and mysterious eroticism are vividly portrayed. The colorful scenes photographed with a highly polished touch i...

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  • 笑う101歳×2 笹本恒子 むのたけじ

    Two Journalists: One Century (2017)

    Directed by: KAWAMURA Atsunori    Casts: SASAMOTO Tsuneko, MUNO Takeji

    Documentary about the lives of Japan's first female photojournalist and a legendary newspaper reporter who still are on the job at age 101. Directed by Kawamura Atsunori, who has won numerous awards as a director of NHK programs including "The Tibeta...

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  • 息の跡

    Trace of Breath (2016)

    Directed by: KOMORI Haruka    Casts: SATO Teiichi, SATO Kinue

    Documentary about Sato Teiichi's daily life spent doing everything by hand at his seed shop in Rikuzentakada City, which was devastated by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Filmmaker Komori Haruka handles directing, camera and editing in her feature...

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  • チョコレートケーキと法隆寺

    CHOCOLATE CAKE AND HORYUJI TEMPLE (2016)

    Directed by: MUKAI Keita    Casts: Seiya, Yusuke, Tomomi

    Autobiographical documentary by director Mukai Keita, who was raised in an orphanage after his mother died when he was a child. The director's interior life comes into view through his interviews of friends from the orphanage, his rebellion against h...

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  • 映画 日本刀~刀剣の世界~

    Nihonto The Movie (2016)

    Directed by: OUCHI Tatsuo    Casts: GASSAN Sadatoshi, HONAMI Koshu

    A documentary revealing episodes of famous swords and the high-ranking samurai or swordsmen who bore them while shining a spotlight on the techniques of master sword smiths and sword polishers who carry on the skill in the present day. This is the di...

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