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  • Come Kiss Me at 0:00 AM

    Come Kiss Me at 0:00 AM (2019)

    Director
    SHINJO Takehiko
    Cast
    KATAYOSE Ryota (GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE), HASHIMOTO Kanna

    Love story based on a comic of the same name about the fateful romance between a guy and girl who live in completely different worlds. Helmed by Shinjo Takehiko of Your Lie in April and Daytime Shooting Star. Hinana (Hashimoto Kanna) is a super-seri...

  • BENTO HARASSMENT

    BENTO HARASSMENT (2019)

    Director
    TSUKAMOTO Rempei
    Cast
    SHINOHARA Ryoko, YOSHINE Kyoko

    Heartwarming drama based on an essay by the same title that adapted a popular blog into book format. Directed by Tsukamoto Rempei of 700 Days of Battle: Us vs. the Police. Single mother Mochimaru Kaoru (Shinohara Ryoko) and her daughter Futaba (Yosh...

  • Ossan's Love: Love or Dead

    Ossan's Love: Love or Dead (2019)

    Director
    RUTO Toichiro
    Cast
    TANAKA Kei, HAYASHI Kento, SHISON Jun

    Feature film version of the 2018 TV drama that became a social phenomenon as the number-one Twitter trend and a top-ten buzzword. The story humorously portrays an all-guy "love-pentagon." Haruta Soichi (Tanaka Kei) returns to Japan after stints work...

  • 5 MILLION DOLLAR LIFE

    5 MILLION DOLLAR LIFE (2019)

    Director
    Moon Sung-Ho
    Cast
    MOCHIZUKI Ayumu, YAMADA Anna

    Inaugural Grand Prize winner for the New Cinema Project, which auditions original film productions. Coming-of-age story about the life of a boy after he was saved with funds raised through donations. When he was little, Takatsuki Mirai (Mochizuki Ay...

  • RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram

    RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram (2019)

    Director
    SUZUKI Takuji
    Cast
    IURA Arata, ONISHI Ayaka, ABE Satoko

    The Keifuku Electric Rail Arashiyama Line commonly known as "Randen" is the through line of this film depicting the romantic circumstances of three couples that occur in the film studio town. Director Suzuki Takuji of The Wife of Gegege among others ...

  • Amanogawa

    Amanogawa (2018)

    Director
    CONEY Shun
    Cast
    FUKUCHI Momoko, YANAGI Takayuki, IKUTA Tomoko

    Shiori, a student living in Tokyo, feels lost in life. Her mother Satomi is an AI researcher, dedicated both to her work and educating her daughter to the highest level. Shiori stops going to school after getting banned from playing the Japanese taik...

  • A Story From Chikamatsu

    A Story From Chikamatsu (1954)

    Director
    MIZOGUCHI Kenji
    Cast
    HASEGAWA Kazuo, KAGAWA Kyoko

    Osan is married to an imperial paperer, but when she is accused of having an affair with her husband's earnest employee, they flee the town. Their intense but sorrowful love intensifies....

  • Twilight

    Twilight (2019)

    Director
    YAMAMOTO Yutaka
    Cast
    SAKURADA Hiyori, KATO Seishiro

    An anime by Watashi no Yasashikunai Senpai and anime series 'Wake Up, Girls' director Yamamoto Yutaka who wrote the original story and screenplay, directed, and also served as sound editor. Set in Fukushima Prefecture after the Great East Japan Earth...

  • PARADISE NEXT

    PARADISE NEXT (2019)

    Director
    HANNO Yoshihiro
    Cast
    TSUMABUKI Satoshi, TOYOKAWA Etsushi, Nikki HSIEH

    Noir suspense shot entirely in Taiwan by Hanno Yoshihiro, who has scored soundtracks for films by Hou Hsaio-Hsien and Jia Zhangke. Co-stars Tsumabuki Satoshi and Toyokawa Etsushi with theme song by Sakamoto Ryuichi. Wisecracking Makino (Tsumabuki) s...

  • Orphans Blues

    Orphans Blues (2018)

    Director
    KUDO Riho
    Cast
    MURAKAMI Yukino, KAMIKAWA Takuro, TSUJI Nagiko

    Road movie that won the Grand Prize at Pia Film Festival Award 2018. Director Kudo Riho was 22 years old when a passage by Terayama Shuji inspired this film about a heroine who lives all out amidst the impending doom of an endless summer. Ema (Murak...

  • SOMETHING

    SOMETHING (2018)

    Director
    SHIBATA Keisuke
    Cast
    OGAWA An, TAKAHASHI Yusuke

    Coming-of-age drama helmed by Shibata Keisuke, who garnered numerous honors at domestic film festivals for his short film Hitomazu Susume. Set in a provincial seaside town, the film depicts the halcyon days of an overseas exchange student girl and hi...

  • The Garden Apartment

    The Garden Apartment (2017)

    Director
    ISHIHARA Umi
    Cast
    SHINOMIYA Yukari, SUZUMURA Yu, TAKESHITA Kaori

    Feature film debut for Ishihara Umi, who makes video works in Japan and abroad using the name UMMMI. Depicts a night in Tokyo as experienced by a young couple and a single middle-aged woman. Official selection for the Bright Future Main Programme in ...

  • In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World

    In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World (2019)

    Director
    KATABUCHI Sunao
    Cast
    Non, HOSOYA Yoshimasa, OMI Minori

    This is a new version of In This Corner of the World adding 30 minutes of additional scenes which gives a completely divergent impression of scenes and characters. During the war in 1944, 18-year-old Suzu (voice: Non) gets married in Kure City, Hiro...

  • Cyclops

    Cyclops (2018)

    Director
    OBA Norichika
    Cast
    IKEUCHI Mansaku, SAITO Yu, SATO Kozo

    Noir indie film helmed by Oba Norichika, who drew inspiration from a painting by the French artist Odilon Redon. Won the Governor of Hokkaido Prize and the Cinegard Award at the 2018 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. Shinohara (Ikeuchi M...

  • MOONLESS DAWN

    MOONLESS DAWN (2018)

    Director
    ABE Harika
    Cast
    NAKAO Yuka, AOKI Yuzu, ECHIGO Haruka

    Teen ensemble film that won the Runner-up Grand Prize at MOOSIC LAB 2018, the film festival for collaborations between cutting-edge directors and artists. Rookie director Abe Harika drew inspiration from LOWPOPLTD., who releases music online. Ko (Ao...

  • THE LANDLADY

    THE LANDLADY (2019)

    Director
    HAMANO Sachi
    Cast
    YOSHIYUKI Kazuko, Nahana, Kanichiro

    The novel of the same name by 2017 Akutagawa Prize contender Kimura Kumi is adapted to film by the director of Lily Festival, Hamano Sachi, and stars Yoshiyuki Kazuko. It looks back 20 years into the past of an elderly woman who died of heatstroke an...

  • I'm crazy

    I'm crazy (2019)

    Director
    KUDO Masaaki
    Cast
    FURUTACHI Yutaro, SAKURAI Yuki, SOKABE Keiichi

    The feature-length debut by Kudo Masaaki, who was an assistant director on films by Yukisada Isao and Shiraishi Kazuya, is a coming-of-age tale about a young man passionate for music. It won the NETPAC Award (the award for best Asian film) at the 201...

  • THE STORMY FAMILY

    THE STORMY FAMILY (2019)

    Director
    ICHII Masahide
    Cast
    KUSANAGI Tsuyoshi, MEGUMI, NAKAMURA Tomoya

    Blindly In Love director Ichii Masahide tackles a family film from a 12-year-long developed original script intimated from his emotions toward his parents. The elderly husband and wife of the Suzuki family went missing after robbing 20 million yen f...

  • MUGEN FOUNDATION

    MUGEN FOUNDATION (2018)

    Director
    OSAKI Akira
    Cast
    MINAMI Sara, NISHIYAMA Cosame, HARA Nanoka

    Coming-of-age film about teenage girls created with improvised performances and inspired by singer/songwriter Nishiyama Cosame's song "Mirai e." Won two awards at MOOSIC LAB 2018, the film festival where cutting-edge filmmakers collaborate with music...

  • Remember the full moon night

    Remember the full moon night (2018)

    Director
    KAWAKITA Yumeki
    Cast
    TOKIYOSHI Erika, TAKEUCHI Momoko, NOJIMA Kenya

    Coming-of-age ensemble film produced for MOOSIC LAB 2018, the film festival where cutting-edge filmmakers collaborate with musicians. Directed by Kawakita Yumeki, whose previous film Kawaranaide. Hyakunichisou was selected for screenings at indie fil...

  • Godot of the Emotos

    Godot of the Emotos (2017)

    Director
    YAMAZAKI Yutaka
    Cast
    EMOTO Akira, EMOTO Tasuku, EMOTO Tokio

    The acting family, the Emotos, are the subject of this documentary following Emoto Akira and his sons. Prominent cameraman Yamazaki Yutaka, who has been involved with shooting Kore-eda Hirokazu's films, surveils a rehearsal hall and documents the hou...

  • TAKE OVER ZONE

    TAKE OVER ZONE (2018)

    Director
    YAMASAKI Shimpei
    Cast
    YOSHINA Ruri, UCHIDA Chika, KAWASE Yohta

    Sari is a junior high school student in a track & field club, living with her father who divorced his wife 3 years ago. The divorce casts shadow to her life as she felt no affections from her mother as she leaves the house with her younger brother To...

  • Go Away, Ultramarine

    Go Away, Ultramarine (2019)

    Director
    YANAGI Akina
    Cast
    YOKOHAMA Ryusei, IITOYO Marie

    Film adaptation of Kono Yutaka's teen fantasy novel, produced by Sugahara Daiki, who turned the "Mr. Osomatsu" stage production into a hit. Cutting-edge Yanagi Akina, who garnered film awards while in high school in the US, was tapped as director. N...

  • WALKING MAN

    WALKING MAN (2019)

    Director
    ANARCHY
    Cast
    NOMURA Shuhei, YUKI Mio

    Original production marking the directorial debut for popular rapper ANARCHY. This story of a young man trying to escape poverty through rap incorporates the director's personal experiences during times of hardship. Atom (Nomura Shuhei) lives with h...

  • Ninkyo Gakuen

    Ninkyo Gakuen (2019)

    Director
    KIMURA Hisashi
    Cast
    NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, NISHIDA Toshiyuki

    Film adaptation of Konno Bin's popular novelized series "Ninkyo" about the hardships experienced by do-gooder yakuza. Helmed by TV drama-veteran Kimura Hisashi, who counts Miike Takashi and Tsutsumi Yukihiko as mentors. The Akimoto-gumi yakuza take...