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  • Aristocrats

    Aristocrats (2021)

    Director
    SODE Yukiko
    Cast
    KADOWAKI Mugi, MIZUHARA Kiko, KORA Kengo

    Good Stripes director Sode Yukiko helms this film adaptation of a novel by Yamauchi Mariko, who has seen numerous works on the big screen. Shows the lives of two women living in very different worlds in the same city. Hanako (Kadowaki Mugi) had a sh...

  • Battle of Okinawa: Unknown Sad Memories

    Battle of Okinawa: Unknown Sad Memories (2019)

    Director
    OTA Takafumi
    Cast

    Documentary that delves into memories of the horrific combat in Okinawa, the site of Japan's only land warfare during World War II. Ota Takafumi helmed the feature film The House of Rising Suns about a tragic nuclear power plant accident. A third of...

  • RESONANCE

    RESONANCE (2020)

    Director
    TANAKA Toshinori
    Cast
    AOYAGI Takuji

    Tokyo-born Takuji was raised by his mother and guitarist grandfather. He becomes a musician himself and father of two daughters. He leaves the ever-changing modern metropolis where people are divorced from nature and relocates to Okinawa. There, an i...

  • Love Letter

    Love Letter (1953)

    Director
    TANAKA Kinuyo
    Cast
    MORI Masayuki, KUGA Yoshiko, KAGAWA Kyoko

    Directorial debut for celebrated actress Tanaka Kinuyo. All-star cast depicts the sorrowful romance of a couple at the mercy of fate. Script by Kinoshita Keisuke. Reikichi has been searching for his beloved Michiko for five years since the end of th...

  • Ginza Cosmetics

    Ginza Cosmetics (1951)

    Director
    NARUSE Mikio
    Cast
    TANAKA Kinuyo, HORI Yuji, KAGAWA Kyoko

    Lyrical film from Naruse Mikio that poignantly portrays women working as hostesses in Ginza still recovering from the war. Tanaka Kiniyo performs brilliantly as both "woman" and "mother." Yukiko works as a hostess in Ginza while raising the son she ...

  • Forever  By  Your  Side

    Forever By Your Side (2020)

    Director
    UEDA Tokitaka
    Cast
    SEON Min-Gyeong, ONO Hiroshi, NONAKA Tomoko

    Kansai-based film production studio Theater Café Nyan assembles a cast and crew of Japanese and Koreans for this co-production. Set both in Japan and Korea, the film depicts a trio of themes: two forms of love, friendship, and a way of living. Mamor...

  • Tank Sit-In Protest:Japanese Citizen VS.U.S. Military

    Tank Sit-In Protest:Japanese Citizen VS.U.S. Military (2020)

    Director
    TSUJI Toyofumi
    Cast

    In 1972 toward the final stages of the Vietnam War, a protest movement arose against the U.S. military's repair of tanks at the Sagami General Supply Depot in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture and their transport to the Yokohama north docks. This ...

  • HERO 2020

    HERO 2020 (2020)

    Director
    SAIJO Mitsutoshi
    Cast
    HIROSE Tomoki, KITAHARA Rie, KOMATSU Junya

    Saijo Mitsutoshi, a playwright and theatre director who wrote the screenplay for the film blank13, adapts to film the debut play of the theatre company he supervises, Taiyo Magic Film. It depicts the mayhem revolving around a "two year limit on love"...

  • I quit, being "friends"

    I quit, being "friends" (2020)

    Director
    IMAMURA Ayako
    Cast

    Film director Imamura Ayako who filmed herself wrestling with communication barriers in Start Line points the camera at her relationship with her friend in this documentary. Full of discontent "me" (Imamura), the film director, and my friend "Ma-cha...

  • Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director

    Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975)

    Director
    SHINDO Kaneto
    Cast
    TANAKA Kinuyo, KYO Machiko, YAMADA Isuzu

    This is a documentary on the life and films of Kenji Mizoguchi, the great Japanese film director who died in 1956, directed by the now well-known creator of films who was once assistant director to Mizoguchi. Beginning in the hospital where Mizoguch...

  • Songs of Triumph

    Songs of Triumph (2020)

    Director
    SAKAGUCHI Katsumi
    Cast
    YAMAUCHI Kimie, YAMAUCHI Sadamu, NAKAMURA Kenichi

    Documentary capturing nine years in the lives of ex-Hansen's disease patients. Sakaguchi Katsumi has helmed seven feature films to date including Walking with My Mother, which won the 2015 Agency for Cultural Affairs Film Award. Yamauchi Kimie was p...

  • The Murders of Oiso

    The Murders of Oiso (2019)

    Director
    MISAWA Takuya
    Cast
    MORIYA Koji, NAKAZAKI Haya, MORI Yusaku

    Drama about uncertainty and loneliness as experienced by young people in Oiso, Kanagawa Prefecture. Director Misawa Takuya's debut feature film Chigasaki Story was a Japan-Thailand co-production screened at the 44th International Film Festival Rotter...

  • Flying Rabbit in the Night Sky

    Flying Rabbit in the Night Sky (2019)

    Director
    Andrew SHIN
    Cast
    KIKUCHI Atsuko, SUZUKI Mutsumi, ISHIYAMA Yuta

    Fantasy best understood as a contemporary fairytale about the struggles of the pregnant heroine whose fetus is a rabbit. Feature directorial debut for Korean-American Andrew Shin, who has composed soundtracks for Manda Kunitoshi's films and also hand...

  • epok's Atelier

    epok's Atelier (2020)

    Director
    NAMBU Michitoshi
    Cast
    SUGAYA Shinichi, THE CRO-MAGNONS, OKAMOTO'S

    Documentary delving into the production process of designer Sugaya Shinichi, who creates record jackets for famous Japanese musicians. Sugaya's quirky resume includes studying architecture in college and working at a family-run factory after graduat...

  • BOLT

    BOLT (2019)

    Director
    HAYASHI Kaizo
    Cast
    NAGASE Masatoshi, SANO Shiro, KANAYAMA Kazuhiko

    Hayashi Kaizo of the "Private Detective Mike Hama" series writes and directs this short film omnibus which took three years to complete. It consists of three episodes titled "Bolt", "Life", and "Goodyear" each starring Hayashi's close friend Nagase M...

  • MO-RUERANI

    MO-RUERANI (2020)

    Director
    TSUBOKAWA Takushi
    Cast
    OSUGI Ren, OHTSUKA Nene, KAGAWA Kyoko

    Filmmaker Tsubokawa Takushi moved from Tokyo to Muroran City in Hokkaido. He has written a series of scripts for seven stories based on anecdotes he heard from Muroran residents and turned them into this film of somewhat connected episodes. (Osugi ...

  • LOVE STAGE!!

    LOVE STAGE!! (2020)

    Director
    INOUE Hiroki
    Cast
    SGUYAMA Mahiro, NAKADA Hiroki, WAGO Shinichi

    With foreign language versions of the manga as well as anime winning popularity abroad, the "boys love" manga of the same name is adapted to film by original author Eiki Eiki and illustrator Zao Taishi. The protagonists are a star-studded assembly of...

  • Engawa lovers 2

    Engawa lovers 2 (2020)

    Director
    KONNO Yasumasa
    Cast

    This follow-up to the warm-hearted comedy set on the porch of an old-fashioned Japanese home, Engawa Lovers 2 is also helmed by the first film's director, Konno Yasumasa. Hagiwara Daisuke (Higano Sho), a novice film director pressed to write a scrip...

  • Engawa lovers

    Engawa lovers (2020)

    Director
    KONNO Yasumasa
    Cast
    MATSUDA Gaku, MIYAMA Ryoki, SASA Tsubasa

    Set on the porch of an old-fashioned Japanese home, this warm-hearted comedy depicts a group of men's joys and sorrows. In the director's chair is Konno Yasumasa whose Shinmashi was the first film produced through the Japan-China Young Filmmakers Joi...

  • Care Nin 2 The Flower in Your Heart

    Care Nin 2 The Flower in Your Heart (2020)

    Director
    SUZUKI Kosuke
    Cast
    TOZUKA Junki, SHIMA Kaori, WATABIKI Katsuhiko

    This is the sequel to the film dealing with nursing care, Care Nin: Thank God You're Here. Director Suzuki Kosuke and lead actor Tozuka Junki who plays the care worker both continue on from the first film. Omori Kei (Tozuka) has come to work for a l...

  • Character

    Character (2021)

    Director
    NAGAI Akira
    Cast
    SUDA Masaki, Fukase, OGURI Shun

    Keigo Yamashiro, dreams of becoming a successful manga artist. Despite his high drawing ability, he is unable to draw realistic villainous characters due to his overly good-natured personality, and has been living the life of an assistant all his lif...

  • 100 Nichikan Ikita Wani (TBD)

    100 Nichikan Ikita Wani (TBD) (2021)

    Director
    UEDA Shinichiro, FUKUDA Miyuki
    Cast
    KAMIKI Ryunosuke, NAKAMURA Tomoya, KIMURA Subaru

    In March, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, a crocodile, Wani, is nowhere to be found at the cherry blossom viewing that everyone had promised to attend. On the way to pick him up on a motorcycle, his best friend, Nezumi sends a photo of th...

  • In Those Days

    In Those Days (2020)

    Director
    IMAIZUMI Rikiya
    Cast
    MATSUZAKA Tori, NAKANO Taiga, YAMANAKA Takashi

    The everyday highs and lows of friends enamored by the idol group Hello! Project is entertainingly told in this revival-of-youth film. Imaizumi Rikiya of Just Only Love directs from a script by Tominaga Masanori of Pumpkin and Mayonnaise. Tsurugi (M...

  • Tidying Up With Love and Thanks

    Tidying Up With Love and Thanks (2020)

    Director
    ONUMA Yuichi
    Cast
    BITO Isao, NAKAO Mie

    A husband termed the liquidation of his wife's estate "kanshari" (throwing away with thanks). This film adapts the identically titled essay in which are written his feelings for his wife. Kenzo's (Bito Isao) wife Kazuko (Nakao Mie) had lived with hi...

  • The Samejima Incident

    The Samejima Incident (2020)

    Director
    NAGAE Jiro
    Cast
    TAKEDA Rena, SHUHAMA Harumi, SANO Gaku

    Nagae Jiro, who's known for the "Tomodachi Game" series, undertakes this horror film based on his own, original script. It depicts the dread surrounding an incident which people say, "if you know the truth, you'll disappear," or "if you hear about it...