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  • SHIMAMORI

    SHIMAMORI (2022)

    Director
    IGARASHI Sho
    Cast
    HAGIWARA Masato, MURAKAMI Jun, YOSHIOKA Riho

    A human drama, set in Okinawa at the end of World War II, depicting the preciousness of human life. Directed by Igarashi Sho of One Step on a Mine, It's All Over. Together with Shimada Akira (Hagiwara Masato), the last appointed governor of Okinawa ...

  • Fragments of The Last Will

    Fragments of The Last Will (2022)

    Director
    ZEZE Takahisa
    Cast
    NINOMIYA Kazunari, KITAGAWA Keiko

    An epic drama depicting the love and bond between the real-life Japanese interned in the Siberian concentration camp (Lageri), Yamamoto Hatao, his wife, and his fellow internees. In 1945, Siberia is in the grip of a bitter winter of 40 degrees below...

  • 2 Women

    2 Women (2022)

    Director
    HIROKI Ryuichi
    Cast
    TERAJIMA Shinobu, TOYOKAWA Etsushi, HIROSUE Ryoko

    A film adaptation of the novel of the same title by writer Inoue Areno, based on her father, writer Inoue Mitsuharu, her mother, and writer and Buddhist monk Setouchi Jakucho. Director Hiroki Ryuichi of Vibrator and screenwriter Arai Haruhiko have te...

  • PLAN 75

    PLAN 75 (2022)

    Director
    HAYAKAWA Chie
    Cast
    BAISHO Chieko

    Director Hayakawa Chie makes her feature debut with this controversial work depicting the Japanese society where "Plan 75", a system that gives the right to choose between life and death from the age of 75, is enforced. The film was entered in the Un...

  • God seeks in return

    God seeks in return (2022)

    Director
    YOSHIDA Keisuke
    Cast
    MURO Tsuyoshi, KISHII Yukino

    Director Yoshida Keisuke of Himeanole and Blank directs an original screenplay for this unique love story filled with true feelings and preconceived notions. Tamogami (Muro Tsuyoshi), who works for an event company, meets YouTuber Yuri-chan (Kishii ...

  • Nighttime Warbles

    Nighttime Warbles (2022)

    Director
    JOJO Hideo
    Cast
    YAMADA Yuki, MATSUMOTO Marika

    A film adaptation of a short novel by writer Sato Yasushi set in the Kanto region, with a screenplay by Takada Ryo, the writer of The Light Shines Only There. Directed by Jojo Hideo, who received high acclaim for On the Edge of Their Seats. Unsucces...

  • The Flower in the Sky

    The Flower in the Sky (2022)

    Director
    KATASHIMA Ikki
    Cast
    HIGASHIDE Masahiro, IRIYAMA Noriko

    A film adaptation of the eponymous novel by Yoko, daughter of the poet Hagiwara Sakutaro, with a screenplay by Goto Sayaka and Arai Haruhiko. The film vividly portrays the poet who survived despite being at the mercy of war. Miyoshi Tatsuji (Higashi...

  • BL Metamorphosis

    BL Metamorphosis (2022)

    Director
    KARIYAMA Shunsuke
    Cast
    ASHIDA Mana, MIYAMOTO Nobuko

    Feature film adaptation of Tsurutani Kaori's same-named comic with a script by Okada Yoshikazu, renowned for his many successful TV dramas. Warmly depicts the friendship between two women fifty-eight years apart who meet through boys' love manga. Sa...

  • by the window

    by the window (2022)

    Director
    IMAIZUMI Rikiya
    Cast
    INAGAKI Goro, NAKAMURA Yuri, TAMASHIRO Tina

    This is the seventeenth completely original film by Imaizumi Rikiya, director of numerous high-profile films such as What is Love?, which won the Audience Award at the 35th Tokyo International Film Festival. Freelance writer Ichikawa Shigemi (Inagak...

  • Lonely Castle in the Mirror

    Lonely Castle in the Mirror (2022)

    Director
    HARA Keiichi
    Cast
    TOMA Ami, KITAMURA Takumi

    Colorful director Hara Keiichi helms this animation adaptation of Tsujimura Mizuki's same-named bestselling novel. Kokoro (Touma Ami) is a junior high school girl who finds herself ostracized at school and holes up in her room. The mirror in her roo...

  • A WINTER ROSE

    A WINTER ROSE (2022)

    Director
    SAKAMOTO Junji
    Cast
    ITO Kentaro, KOBAYASHI Kaoru, YO Kimiko

    A human drama by Sakamoto Junji, a film director at the peak of his maturity, who wrote an original screenplay for Ito Kentaro, an actor forty years younger than himself. Toguchi Jun (Ito), who lives in a port town, does not attend vocational school...

  • MY BROTHER, THE ANDROID AND ME

    MY BROTHER, THE ANDROID AND ME (2020)

    Director
    SAKAMOTO Junji
    Cast
    TOYOKAWA Etsushi

    A forbidden drama that strongly reflects Sakamoto Junji's own outlook on life. The original script, which was written with the image of actor Toyokawa Etsushi in mind, depicts "ultimate loneliness". Kiryu Kaoru (Toyokawa), a lonely robot engineer, h...

  • Small, Slow But Steady

    Small, Slow But Steady (2022)

    Director
    MIYAKE Sho
    Cast
    KISHII Yukino, MIURA Tomokazu

    A human drama modeled on a female professional boxer who fought while facing hearing impairment, inspired by her way of life. Directed and written by Miyake Sho, who received acclaim both in Japan and abroad for his film And Your Bird Can Sing. This ...

  • ROLELESS

    ROLELESS (2022)

    Director
    SEKI Yutaro, HIRASE Kentaro, SATO Masahiko
    Cast
    KAGAWA Teruyuki, TSUDA Kanji, OMI Toshinori

    A feature film debut from the directorial group "Gogatsu" consisting of Sato Masahiko, who worked on NHK's educational program "PythagoraSwitch," Seki Yutaro, who has directed dramas for NHK, and Hirase Kentaro, who participated in the screenplay for...

  • Thousand and One Nights

    Thousand and One Nights (2022)

    Director
    KUBOTA Nao
    Cast
    TANAKA Yuko, ONO Machiko, ANDO Masanobu

    Inspired by a missing persons list, documentary director Kubota Nao spent eight years completing this human drama. Tanaka Yuko plays the lead role, in her fourth collaboration with the director, in addition to his dramatic film debut Homeland. A bea...

  • The Last 10 Years

    The Last 10 Years (2022)

    Director
    FUJII Michihito
    Cast
    KOMATSU Nana, SAKAGUCHI Kentaro

    A film adaptation of Kosaka Ruka's novel of the same title, co-written by Okada Yoshikazu and Watanabe Mako and directed by Fujii Michihito (The Journalist). RADWIMPS, of your name. and other Shinkai Makoto films fame, are in charge of the music, inc...

  • YAMABUKI

    YAMABUKI (2022)

    Director
    YAMASAKI Juichiro
    Cast
    KANG Yoon-Soo, INORI Kirara

    Third feature film from The Sound of Light and Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn director Yamasaki Junichiro, who makes films while farming in the mountains of Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture. This ambitious ensemble work was shot on 16mm film and has ...

  • The Wandering Bonbon

    The Wandering Bonbon (2022)

    Director
    SATO Toshiki
    Cast
    KAGEYAMA Yuko, HARADA Kenta

    Based on a short story from Nobue Hiroshi's collection "7 Colors" and helmed by Sato Toshiki, known for numerous masterpieces created with scriptwriter Kobayashi Masahiro. Drama about the compelling and comical lives of people looking for love. 34-y...

  • The World of You

    The World of You (2022)

    Director
    SHIOTA Akihiko
    Cast
    SHINTANI Yuzumi, HIDAKA Marin, KUBOZUKA Airu

    Director Shiota Akihiko, known for Harmful Insect and Canary, takes on this coming-of-age drama starring Shintani Yuzumi and Hidaka Marin, whom he met on the 2019 movie Farewell Song, as the main characters, with an original script written with the t...

  • LOVE LIFE

    LOVE LIFE (2022)

    Director
    FUKADA Koji
    Cast
    KIMURA Fumino, NAGAYAMA Kento, SUNADA Atom

    Fukada Koji, director of Harmonium and The Real Thing, both of which were highly acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival, takes a head-on look at "love" and "life" after the COVID pandemic. The story is spun from the director's original screenplay insp...

  • AMIKO

    AMIKO (2022)

    Director
    MORII Yusuke
    Cast
    OSAWA Kana, IURA Arata, ONO Machiko

    First film from Morii Yusuke, who also penned the screenplay based on Akutagawa Prize-winning author Imamura Natsuko's 2010 debut novel. Amiko (Osawa Kana) is a vivacious fifth-grader in Hiroshima who grows up under the protective gaze of her kind f...

  • DEPENDENCE

    DEPENDENCE (2022)

    Director
    YAMAGUCHI Kento
    Cast
    KUROBA Mario, HOSHI Moeka, TOMITE Ami

    Drama with a perceptive take on the "ailments" that plague young people. Developed and produced by Fujii Michihito, who directed The Last 10 Years and The Journalist. Shuichi (Kuroba Mario) works as an editor at a publishing company and has abandone...

  • THE Y-TEAM

    THE Y-TEAM (2022)

    Director
    TSUJI Hiroyuki
    Cast
    KITADAI Takashi, TACHI Yoshimi, Katsuya

    This is the first theatrical version depicting the struggles of the "Yamazaki Clan" from the popular ninkyo (chivalry) series Japan Unification. The film was produced by Motomiya Yasukaze of Japan Unification and its theme song, written and produced...

  • Break in the Clouds

    Break in the Clouds (2021)

    Director
    OZAWA Kazuyoshi
    Cast
    KODAMA Haruka, Tsumugi, SATO Eriko

    A social human drama depicting the harsh reality faced by a single mother and a person without a family register. Directed by Ozawa Kazuyoshi, an actor who has been active in movies, dramas, and V-cinemas since the 1980s. Maika (Kodama Haruka), a pr...

  • OLD SCHOOL

    OLD SCHOOL (2022)

    Director
    IKAWA Kotaro
    Cast
    KITAMURA Yukiya, MATSUKADO Yohei, TAKE Iriya

    A hard-boiled crime action film that depicts an underworld swirling with desire. Directed by Ikawa Kotaro, whose Lost in Tokyo has been screened at numerous international film festivals. Private detective Shinjiro (Kitamura Yukiya) is forced to take...