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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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  • 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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  • Gekijoban Ultraman Geed Tsunaguze! negai!! (2018)

    Directed by: SAKAMOTO Koichi    Casts: HAMADA Tatsuomi, YAMAMOTO Chihiro, HASEGAWA Mayu

    The theatrical film depicting the adventures of the Ultraman hero for a new generation, "Ultraman Geed". Overcoming a harsh fate, Ultraman Geed rises up against a new enemy attacking the Earth. In the director's chair is Sakamoto Koichi who has helme...

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  • Last Winter, We Parted (2018)

    Directed by: TAKIMOTO Tomoyuki    Casts: IWATA Takanori, YAMAMOTO Mizuki, SAITOH Takumi

    The film adaptation of Nakamura Fuminori's novel of the same name. It depicts an extreme love that besets the human mind as the story speeds headlong to an unpredictable outcome. Yakumo Kyosuke (Iwata Takanori), a young reporter looking for a scoop,...

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