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No election, no life

No election, no life (2023)

Director
MAEDA Aki
Cast
HATAKEYAMA Michiyoshi

Documentary about the ardor and anguish of freelance writer Hatakeyama Michiyoshi, who has covered elections for 25 years. Directed by Maeda Aki, producer of Why You Can't Be Prime Minister and Kagawa District 1. Hatakeyama throws himself into pursu...

Release Date
Nov, 18th, 2023
Refugee X

Refugee X (2023)

Director
KUMAZAWA Naoto
Cast
UENO Juri, HAYASHI Kento, NOMURA Shuhei

Mystery romance based on "Refugee X," the debut work from upcoming author Pallus Ayako who lives in France. Directed, scripted and edited by Kumazawa Naoto of Yurigokoro. Japan announces that it will accept the life form called "X," who are refugees...

Release Date
Dec, 1st, 2023
Girls Drive

Girls Drive (2023)

Director
MIYAOKA Taro
Cast
OGURI Yui, YAMAUCHI Mizuki, KURANOO Narumi

Road movie helmed by gift director Miyaoka Taro with original story penned by Inoue Tete, who scripted Initiation Love. Minami Koharu (Oguri Yui} has devoted her life to track and field and when she gets disqualified from the high school championsh...

Release Date
Nov, 10th, 2023
GIVE IT ALL

GIVE IT ALL (2024)

Director
SAKURAGI Yuhei
Cast

Official Selection at ANNECY 2024. The latest film by Director Yuhei SAKURAGI whose debut feature "The Relative Worlds" was also premiered in Annecy 2019. "Trying hard is lame." That's how Etsuko went through high school, just spending her days w...

Release Date
Oct, 25th, 2024
Don't Call it Mystery

Don't Call it Mystery (2023)

Director
MATSUYAMA Hiroaki
Cast
SUDA Masaki

A feature film version of the TV drama series adapted from Tamura Yumi's original manga, with director Matsuyama Hiroaki continuing from the TV series and depicting the episode commonly called "Hiroshima hen", which is popular amongst fans of the ori...

Release Date
Sep, 15th, 2023
6 Lying University Students

6 Lying University Students (2024)

Director
SATOH Yuichi
Cast
HAMABE Minami, AKASO Eiji, SANO Hayato

The six university students were given a task at their final exam for a recruitment examination for an IT company, where only one of them will be chosen to receive a job offer. When the existence of an "envelope" accusing them revealed, they start t...

Release Date
Nov, 22nd, 2024
almost people

almost people (2023)

Director
YOKOHAMA Satoko, ISHII Gakuryu, KATO Takuto
Cast
MINE Goichi, YANAGI Elisa, INOWAKI Kai

Groundbreaking directors Yokohama Satoko, Ishii Gakuryu, Kato Takuto and Moriya Fumio portray the everyday lives of four siblings. Each of the four siblings in the Kamio family has an emotional deficit. Elder son Hikaru (Mine Goichi) can't find the ...

Release Date
Sep, 30th, 2023
Tatsumi

Tatsumi (2023)

Director
SHOJI Hiroshi
Cast
ENDO Yuya, MORITA Kokoro

A sad revenge drama about Tatsumi and Aoi. Directed by Shoji Hiroshi of Ken and Kazu, which won the Japanece Cinema Splash Best Film Award at TIFF 2015. One day, Tatsumi, a lonely underworld worker, comes across the murder scene of his ex-girlfrie...

Release Date
Apr, 20th, 2024

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Operation Négligé

Operation Négligé (1968)

Director
SHINDO Kaneto
Cast
OTOWA Nobuko, YAMAGISHI Eiko, TONOYAMA Taiji

When her husband loses his job in the coal mine, Fumiko (Nobuko Otowa) is not too put out. Taking her daughter Kimiko (Eiko Yamagishi) she sets out to make a living in Kyoto where, she has heard, there are jobs open for women. She finds one for hers...

Release Date
Jun, 30th, 1968
The Life of Oharu

The Life of Oharu (1952)

Director
MIZOGUCHI Kenji
Cast
TANAKA Kinuyo, YAMANE Hisako, MIFUNE Toshiro

Mizoguchi Kenji's adaptation of a literary classic won the International Award at the 13th Venice International Film Festival. Oharu (Tanaka Kuniyo) is a star-crossed woman destroyed by men, both hateful and beloved. One freezing winter morning at d...

Release Date
Apr, 2nd, 1952
A Last Note

A Last Note (1995)

Director
SHINDO Kaneto
Cast
SUGIMURA Haruko, OTOWA Nobuko, ASAGIRI Kyoko

Like many works of the director's later period, A Last Note grapples with the theme of aging. It focuses on famed (fictional) actor Yoko, whose retreat to her rural summer residence is interrupted by a visit from Tomie, an old friend and former actor...

Release Date
Jun, 3rd, 1995
The Pleasures of the Flesh

The Pleasures of the Flesh (1965)

Director
OSHIMA Nagisa
Cast
NAKAMURA Katsuo, KAGA Mariko, NOGAWA Yumiko

Director Oshima Nagisa was considered as a leader of Japanese New Wave, he directed Cruel Tales of Youth and The Sun's Burial. In this film a young man, disillusioned in love, is blackmailed into keeping a very large sum of money for a man who goes t...

Release Date
Aug, 29th, 1965