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  • 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...

  • 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"...

  • Closet

    Closet (2020)

    Director
    SHINDO Takehiro
    Cast
    MINOGAWA Yosuke, KURIBAYASHI Aino, ARAI Iku

    Drama about the "spiritual loneliness" lurking within contemporary society. Helmed by Shindo Takehiro, who cut his chops assistant directing films by Park Chan-wook and others. Selected for some thirty film festivals worldwide, including the Cineques...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK

    EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK (2021)

    Director
    TAKAHATA Hideta
    Cast
    FUJIWARA Tatsuya, KAZAMA Shunsuke, TSUCHIYA Tao

    Shinichi Tsuda (Tatsuya Fujiwara), a Naoki Prize winning author, is working to publish his newest story. It revolves around Tsuyama, a driver for a call girl business in Toyama Prefecture, who comes across a mysterious counterfeit bill and has his li...

  • Fictitious girl's diary The Movie

    Fictitious girl's diary The Movie (2020)

    Director
    SUMIDA Takashi
    Cast
    Bakarhythm, Kaho, USUDA Asami

    Multitalented TV personality Bakarhythm blogged about his pretend life as an "office lady", which became the basis for a TV drama and now comes to the silver screen. Bakarhythm stars in the film and penned the script to deliver a keenly observed and ...

  • The Women

    The Women (2021)

    Director
    UCHIDA Nobuteru
    Cast
    SHINOHARA Yukiko, KURASHINA Kana, TAKAHATA Atsuko

    Misaki lives in a rural town situated among lush, green mountains beneath a clear blue sky. Despite graduating from a university in Tokyo, she was unable to find the job she hoped for due to the lack of employment opportunities that befell her genera...

  • Around the Table

    Around the Table (2021)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Soushi
    Cast
    NISHIDA Naomi, ICHIKAWA Miwako, OSHINARI Shugo

    Haruko's "family" is a bit different from others. She is a single mother and lives with her son Riku, her friend Meiko and Meiko's boyfriend Sorao. One day, she gets a text from her old friend, Tomoko, asking Haruko to let stay her daughter Yuko duri...

  • Osaka Loan Shark

    Osaka Loan Shark (2021)

    Director
    ISHIHARA Takahiro
    Cast
    MASAKI Reiya, SAKAKIBARA Tetsuji, ASAI Daichi

    Haruo Sugimura, who was sentenced to two years in prison for causing an injury due to his short temper, is scouted by Sakai, a loan shark he met by chance, and starts working with him for a company called Minami Hachi Ban Kogyo. It is an old-fashione...

  • A Janitor

    A Janitor (2020)

    Director
    SAKAMOTO Hugo
    Cast
    FUKUSHI Seiji, IMOU Haruka, MAENO Tomoya

    Suspense gangster film about the dramatic rescue that happens at a school ripped apart by gang warfare. Helmed by Sakamoto Yugo, who excels at action, suspense and violence. Fukumi (Fukushi Seiji) is a high school janitor whose father was a gangster...

  • Riverside Mukolitta

    Riverside Mukolitta (2021)

    Director
    OGIGAMI Naoko
    Cast
    MATSUYAMA Kenichi, MURO Tsuyoshi, MITSUSHIMA Hikari

    Takeshi (Kenichi Matsuyama) arrives in a small village in the Hokuriku region. There, he begins to work at a small factory which makes shiokara (salted fish paste). Through the introduction of the CEO of the factory, he begins to live in at an old an...

  • Tomorrow's Dinner Table (TBD)

    Tomorrow's Dinner Table (TBD) (2021)

    Director
    ZEZE Takahisa
    Cast
    KANNO Miho, TAKAHATA Mitsuki, ONO Machiko

    A mother is beating up her son like he is a piece of object. You cannot tell who this mother and son are yet. The son becomes limp. The mother looks satisfied as if she has finished the work. Three different mothers are raising their three sons, who ...

  • A Family

    A Family (2021)

    Director
    FUJII Michihito
    Cast
    AYANO Go, TACHI Hiroshi, ONO Machiko

    Drama from the production team behind The Journalist, winner of six Japan Academy Prizes. Shows three periods in the life of a guy who decides to be yakuza amidst changing times. Yamamoto (Ayano Go) enters into a filial relationship with the local y...

  • IN THE WAKE

    IN THE WAKE (2021)

    Director
    ZEZE Takahisa
    Cast
    SATOH Takeru, ABE Hiroshi

    Actor Takeru Satoh and director Takahisa Zeze of The 8-Year Engagement are back, this time joined by Hiroshi Abe for a film adaptation of best-selling author Shichiri Nakayama's mystery novel. Nine years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, grisly...

  • HONEY LEMONSODA

    HONEY LEMONSODA (2021)

    Director
    SHINTOKU Koji
    Cast
    Raul, YOSHIKAWA Ai

    His hair is yellow like lemon, his personality, fizzy like soda. Meeting him has changed my world. The "real me" is taking flight… In middle school, the shy and reserved Uka Ishimori was bullied and nicknamed "Stone." Determined to reinvent herself,...

  • Lost Baby Lost

    Lost Baby Lost (2020)

    Director
    TSUGE Yuto
    Cast
    MATSUO Shohei, MURAKAMI Yukino

    This feature-length film was directed by Tsuge Yuto, a graduate of the film department at the Kyoto University of the Arts (formerly known as Kyoto University of Art and Design) who passed away after filming was completed. Cinematographer Yonekura Sh...

  • The quiet and hot riot wearing a tie - Story of Shinkansen Shin-Hanamaki station -

    The quiet and hot riot wearing a tie - Story of Shinkansen Shin-Hanamaki station - (2017)

    Director
    KONO Zibeta
    Cast
    KONNO Yoshihiro, CHIDA Hideyuki, KIDO Naoyuki

    Local volunteers shot this powerful ensemble film about the 14-year story behind the construction of Shin-Hanamaki Station for the Tohoku Shinkansen. Japan National Railways announced the master plan for the Tohoku Shinkansen in 1971, when the natio...