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  • Nigeta sakana wa oyoideru (2017)

    Directed by: MORI Yasutaka    Casts: SOMEYA Toshiyuki, AKAZAWA Tomoru, HIROSE Tomoki

    This is the final chapter in the series depicting the roadtrip of loser men that includes Kani wo Taberu, Hitsuji wo Kazoeru, Tenbin wo Yurasu. Set in Taiwan, an incident-filled journey unfolds for three men. Mori Yasutaka writes and directs, as he h...

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  • BELOVED NORA (2017)

    Directed by: TAJIRI Yuji    Casts: MIZUSAWA Shingo, OSHIMA Hako, MORIYA Fumio

    Inspired by novelist Uchida Hyakken's 'Noraya', this drama depicts the connection between cats and humans. Veteran director, Tajiri Yuji of Broken Pieces helms. Tsukumo Sakumi (Mizusawa Shingo) is an undistinguished screenwriter who discovers a stra...

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  • YOCHO (FOREBODING) (2017)

    Directed by: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi    Casts: Kaho, SOMETANI Shota, HIGASHIDE Masahiro

    Companion piece to Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Before We Vanish, which was an official selection for the 70th Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section. Etsuko's (Kaho) colleague Miyuki (Kishii Yukino) reveals that her house is haunted. Etsuko is worr...

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  • Yellow Guitar (I think It’s time for me to quit music) (2017)

    Directed by: ONO Shinichi    Casts: Dynamite☆Naoki, HATAZAKI Sachiko, SUEHIRO Kazuhiro

    A man dreaming of becoming a professional musician is exposed to harsh realities in this drama directed by first-time director Ono Shinichi. Kenichi (Dynamite?Naoki), an aspiring musician, has kept up a low-key music career. Now in his 40s without h...

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  • BRAVESTORM (2017)

    Directed by: OKABE Junya    Casts: DAITOH Shunsuke, WATANABE Shu, YAMAMOTO Chihiro

    Sci-fi action reboot of the hero TV series "Silver Mask" and "Super Robot Red Barron". Producer, screenwriter and director Okabe Junya creates radically new visual scenes. The year is 2050, and humans are mostly extinct from earth. The surviving fiv...

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  • One Cut of the Dead (2017)

    Directed by: UEDA Shinichiro    Casts: HAMATSU Takayuki, Mao, SHUHAMA Harumi

    The film opens in a run-down, abandonad warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film… Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It's been said that it's the site of where military experiments took place… Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and te...

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  • The Miraculous Postcards (2017)

    Directed by: Jacky WOO    Casts: SUZUKI Sarina, AKAZA Miyoko, YUKIMURA Izumi

    A drama adapting to film children's book author, Wakiya Midori's "Kibo no Switch ha, Kusu" by internationally engaged filmmaker Jacky Woo. Miyuki (Suzuki Sarina) devotes herself to caring for her daughter Nozomi () who has cerebral palsy. Without re...

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  • Home, Sweet Home (2017)

    Directed by: ISE Shinichi    Casts: NISHIMURA Nao, NISHIMURA Norikazu, NISHIMURA Nobuko

    Documentary film covering 35 years in the life of filmmaker Ise Shinichi's family. Like his previous films Nao-chan, Piglet, and Arigato, this film documents his disabled niece Nao and her family Eldest daughter Nao is disabled but has a naturally s...

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  • ONNANINARU (2017)

    Directed by: TANAKA Yukio    Casts:

    Documentary that captures the genuine emotional state of a college student with Gender Identity Disorder who undergoes sex reassignment surgery. Directed by Tanaka Yukio of ITECHO and On the road. Miyu has dreamed of becoming a female since early ch...

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  • THE LIMIT OF SLEEPING BEAUTY (2017)

    Directed by: NINOMIYA Ken    Casts: SAKURAI Yuki, TAKAHASHI Issey

    A drama portraying the intertwining of past & present and reality & delusion written and directed by the promising filmmaker of SLUM-POLIS and Matsumoto Tribe, Ninomiya Ken. Oria Aki (Sakurai Yuki) came to Tokyo with dreams of becoming an actress. S...

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  • Tales of CHIGASAKI (2017)

    Directed by: KUMASAKA Izuru    Casts: MIYAJI Junichi, NAKAZAWA Shinichi, KAYAMA Yuzo

    Miyaji Junichi, Kuwata Keisuke's classmate who christened his band "Southern All Stars" and anthropologist Nakazawa Shinichi who uses a technique known as "Earth Dive" to trace the past of an area of land, unravel the appeal and mystery of Chigasaki ...

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  • Homecoming (2017)

    Directed by: KIKUCHI Takeo    Casts: KANJIYA Shihori, DAITOH Shunsuke

    A mystery adapted from a novel by Minato Kanae which depicts the stories of a pair of parents and their children. In the director's chair is Kikuchi Takeo of Hello, Goodbye. Mutsuko (Kanjiya Shihori) has been living on an island to which her grandmo...

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  • HER MOTHER (2016)

    Directed by: SATO Yoshinori    Casts: NISHIYAMA Ryo, NISHIYAMA Yukihiro, ARAKAWA Taijiro

    Drama about the conversations between a mother whose daughter is murdered and the perpetrator of the crime. Helmed by TV director Sato Yoshinori, who also directed BAD CHILD. Harumi (Nishiyama Ryo) is a 43-year-old business woman. Her daughter Michi...

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  • Yamikin dogs 7 (2017)

    Directed by: MOTOKI Takashi    Casts: AOKI Tsunenori, AIZAWA Rina, YAMADA Yuki

    Seventh film in the "Yamikin Dogs" series about the lives of people who flock to money, set in an underworld ruled by violence and greed. Directed by Motoki Takashi, who has helmed other films in the series. Sick of working in black market finance, ...

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  • Living in Deafblindness (2017)

    Directed by: NISHIHARA Takashi    Casts:

    Director Nishihara Takashi gained attention for About My Liberty -SEALDs 2015- which followed the activities of student group SEALDs. In this documentary, he travels across the country to interview people who are both blind and deaf. Living in a wor...

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  • Yamikin dogs 6 (2017)

    Directed by: MOTOKI Takashi    Casts: YAMADA Yuki, NISHIHARA Aki, AOKI Tsunenori

    Sixth film in the "Yamikin Dogs" series about the lives of people who flock to money, set in an underworld ruled by violence and greed. Directed by Motoki Takashi, who has helmed other films in the series. Last Finance president Ando Tadaomi (Yamada...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mori, The Artist's Habitat (2018)

    Directed by: OKITA Shuichi    Casts: YAMAZAKI Tsutomu, KIKI Kirin, KASE Ryo

    Drama depicting the final years of painter Kumagai Morikazu, who rarely left home and spent his time studying the creatures in his garden. Directed by Okita Shuichi of The Story of Yonosuke and The Mohican Comes Home. Vegetation thrives in painter M...

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  • The Man From the Sea (2018)

    Directed by: FUKADA Koji    Casts: Dean FUJIOKA, Taiga, ABE Junko

    Drama addressing the themes of humanity and nature through Indonesia's beautiful ocean and the friendships among youths whose origins transcend nationality and religion. Directed by Fukada Koji, who won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize with Harmonium...

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  • 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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  • Recall (2018)

    Directed by: MOTOKI Katsuhide    Casts: NAGASE Tomoya, Dean FUJIOKA, TAKAHASHI Issey

    Feature film based on author Ikeido Jun's same-named bestselling novel. Directed by Motoki Katsuhide of Samurai Hustle. Transport company president Akamatsu (Nagase Tomoya) doubts that poor maintenance caused a trailer truck's wheel-separation accid...

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  • 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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