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  • Archimedes no taisen (2019)

    Directed by: YAMAZAKI Takashi    Casts: SUDA Masaki, TACHI Hiroshi, HAMABE Minami

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  • SAMURAI'S PROMISE (2018)

    Directed by: KIMURA Daisaku    Casts: OKADA Junichi, NISHIJIMA Hidetoshi, KUROKI Haru

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  • Legend of the Demon Cat (2017)

    Directed by: Chen Kaige    Casts: SOMETANI Shota, Huang Xuan, ABE Hiroshi

    Japan-China co-production about monk Kukai and poet Hakurakuten as they tackle a tremendous mystery that shakes Chang'an, based on author Yumemakura Baku‘s "Samon kukai tou no kuni nite oni to utagesu." Directed by Farewell My Concubine's Chen Kaige....

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  • "Parade" de Satie (2016)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Recreates surrealistic ballet images as animation with text from French composer Erik Satie's essays and mus...

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  • Water Dream (2017)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced for the stage at the behest of French pianist Catherine Verhelst and stage designer Herv? Tougeron...

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  • Begon Bell Care (2014)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced using an excerpt from Norman McLaren's Begone Dull Care through a partnership between Quartier des...

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  • Zodiac One Third (2016)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Produced with "twenty" as the concept to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Toronto Reel Asia Internat...

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  • KOJIKI at Hyuga (2013)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Animated rendition of "The Cleansing," "Sun Goddess Amaterasu," "Flowering Trees" and "Umisachi and Yamasac...

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  • Anthology with Cranes (2011)

    Directed by: YAMAMURA Koji    Casts:

    Short animation by animation artist Yamamura Koji, whose film Mt. Head was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 75th Academy Awards. Inspired by Edo period artist Tawaraya Sotatsu's unique 17th century "Anthology with Cranes" scroll that e...

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  • The Salt of the Earth, Gunpei Yamamuro (2016)

    Directed by: TOJO Masatoshi    Casts: MORIOKA Ryu, WAGATSUMA Miwako, TATSUMI Takuro

    Historical drama set in the tumultuous Meiji period about Yamamuro Gunpei, who devoted his life to saving others, and his comrades. Directed by Tojo Masatoshi of 9/10. Born into a poor farming family in Okayama, Gunpei (Morioka Ryu) was adopted by ...

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  • Pelican: 74 Years of Japanease Tradition (2017)

    Directed by: UCHIDA Shuntaro    Casts: WATANABE Kazuo, WATANABE Riku, NAGI HIoriki

    Documentary about the venerable Pelican bakery that was founded 74 years ago. Directed by Uchida Shuntaro of Portrait. Tokyo is crowded with bakeries that sell bread of all varieties imaginable. Located in Tokyo's old-style downtown district of Asa...

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  • ERNESTO (2017)

    Directed by: SAKAMOTO Junji    Casts: ODAGIRI Joe, NAGAYAMA Kento, Juan Miguel VALERO ACOSTA

    In this drama, Sakamoto Junji, director of Human Trust and The Projects, portrays the life of a man of Japanese descent who fought alongside Che Guevara and from whom he was given his first name. Odagiri Joe plays Freddy Maemura Hurtado, who was in l...

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  • FLOWER AND SWORD (2017)

    Directed by: SHINOHARA Tetsuo    Casts: NOMURA Mansai, ICHIKAWA Ennosuke, NAKAI Kiichi

    A film adaptation using Onitsuka Tadashi's novel relating episodes about Ikenobo Senko, a master of flower arrangement during the end of the Warring States Period, as a motif. In the director's chair is Shinohara Tetsuo of TERMINAL. Ikenobo Senko (N...

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  • TATARA SAMURAI (2017)

    Directed by: NISHIKORI Yoshinari    Casts: AOYAGI Sho, KOBAYASHI Naoki, TABATA Tomoko

    First film produced by Hiro of Exile. Directed by Nishikori Yoshinari of Railways. It is the end of the Sengoku period. In Tatara Village deep in the mountains of Izumo, Tatara blowing is secret method for making high-quality iron that is touted to ...

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  • MUMON (2017)

    Directed by: NAKAMURA Yoshihiro    Casts: OHNO Satoshi, ISHIHARA Satomi, ISEYA Yusuke

    Film adaptation of the period novel by Wada Ryo. Based on the Tensho Iga War during the Sengoku period, the film depicts the come-from-behind drama of Iga ninjas who stand up to Oda's military might. Directed by Nakamura Yoshihiro of Prophecy and The...

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  • Great Mother Takiji Kobayashi's Mother (2017)

    Directed by: YAMADA Hisako    Casts: TERAJIMA Shinobu, SHIOYA Shun, WATANABE Ikkei

    Drama about the life of the mother of Hayashi Takiji, known for the proletarian novel {The Crab Cannery Ship}. Directed by Yamada Hisako of Bokyo no kane Manmo kaitakudan no rakujitsu. Seki (Terajima Shinobu) was born into an impoverished family in ...

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  • SAMURAI HUSTLE RETURNS (2016)

    Directed by: MOTOKI Katsuhide    Casts: SASAKI Kuranosuke, FUKADA Kyoko, IHARA Tsuyoshi

    The sequel to Samurai Hustle which depicts the struggle of a minor fiefdom suddenly ordered by the shogunate to fulfill the "sankin kotai" journey to Edo. Director Motoki Katsuhide and screenwriter Tsuchihashi Akihiro once again resume their roles fo...

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  • Yumeji: A Spurt of Love (2015)

    Directed by: MIYANO Keiji    Casts: SURUGA Taro, KOMIYA Arisa, KATO Masaya

    A drama portraying the life of Takehisa Yumeji, a painter who proclaimed himself "Japan's first pop-art artist". It details the love-hate relationship and ultimate separation from his wife, a "Bijin-ga" (paintings of beautiful women) model, as well a...

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  • THE BOOK PEDDLER (2016)

    Directed by: OMORI Kenichi    Casts: TAKEDA Rina, KOBAYASHI Yutaka, YOSHIYUKI Kazuko

    Set in Ehime Prefecture's Uwajima City, the film portrays the efforts by a novelist, who bicycles around town delivering books for the library courier department, to find a book crucial to a festival on the island. In the director's chair is Omori Ke...

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  • The Magnificent Nine (2016)

    Directed by: NAKAMURA Yoshihiro    Casts: ABE Sadawo, Eita, TSUMABUKI Satoshi

    A film adaptation of Isoda Michifumi's original novel which is based on a true story from the middle Edo Period. It comically depicts the efforts of Yoshiokajuku, an inn town in Sendai fief, to save themselves from impoverishment by running a moneyle...

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  • Rohei banka Ikyo ni ikiru (2011)

    Directed by: HAYASHI Masayuki    Casts:

    Soldiers of the Chinese Nationalist Party, who fled to Taiwan after being defeated in the Chinese civil war in 1949, are the focus of this documentary which carefully captures the thoughts of the aging soldiers living out their remaining years on for...

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  • NOBUNAGA CONCERTO (2016)

    Directed by: MATSUYAMA Hiroaki    Casts: OGURI Shun, SHIBASAKI Ko, MUKAI Osamu

    Live-action adaptation of Ishii Ayumi's same-titled SF period drama comic, which has already been turned into an anime and TV drama. Oguri Shun plays a modern-day high school student as well as the Sengoku Period samurai warlord Oda Nobunaga, and oth...

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  • Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn (2014)

    Directed by: YAMASAKI Juichiro    Casts: NAKAGAKI Naohisa, KAJIWARA Kano, HONDA Shoichi

    Using as a backdrop the civil uprising which occurred approximately 280 years ago in the mountains of the Tsuyama fiefdom in what is now Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture, this period film expresses "the start of life after accepting weakness". Directo...

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  • Yoko the Cherry Blossom (2015)

    Directed by: TAKAHASHI Gen    Casts: SASANO Takashi, MATOBA Koji, MIYAMOTO Maki

    The life of Takaoka Masaaki, an overlooked prominent figure who dedicated his life to the development of a new variety of sakura (cherry blossom), is depicted in this drama directed by Takahashi Gen, the author of the book on which the story is based...

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  • FIVE STAR TOURIST THE MOVIE - We bring you to the Ultimate (2015)

    Directed by: SHIMAZAKI Toshiki    Casts: WATANABE Naomi, YAMAMOTO Yusuke, ARIMORI Narimi

    Film adaptation of the TV drama that used mockumentary techniques to portray travel company employees struggling with unreasonable client demands. Screened at the Kyoto International Film and Art Festival in 2015. Documentary director Hans (Lee Star...

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