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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...

  • Day of Destruction

    Day of Destruction (2020)

    Director
    TOYODA Toshiaki
    Cast
    SHIBUKAWA Kiyohiko, MahiToThePeople, Issey OGATA

    In January of 2020, director Toyoda Toshiaki developed this ambitious film about the state of society with the Tokyo Olympics approaching. He used crowdfunding to produce the film as the spreading COVID-19 infections raised questions about the very m...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Signal: Long-Term Unsolved Case Investigation The Movie

    Signal: Long-Term Unsolved Case Investigation The Movie (2021)

    Director
    HASHIMOTO Hajime
    Cast
    SAKAGUCHI Kentaro, KITAMURA Kazuki, KICHISE Michiko

    Connected by a walkie-talkie. Detectives from the Past and Present finally… Tokyo 2021. A high-ranking government official is killed when his chauffeur loses control on an expressway. Kento Saegusa, and Sergeant Sakurai (Michiko Kichise) from the C...

  • Horimiya

    Horimiya (2021)

    Director
    MATSUMOTO Hana
    Cast
    SUZUKA Oji, KUBOTA Sayu

    Film adaptation of the same-named manga with total sales exceeding 6 million copies and a TV anime series adaptation. Dadadada Seventeen director Matsumoto Hana depicts the lives of high school students bonded by certain secrets. Miyamura (Suzuka Oj...

  • 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 Craft of Memories

    The Craft of Memories (2020)

    Director
    IKEDA Chihiro
    Cast
    ISHII Anna, KURIHARA Goro, EMOTO Tokio

    Suspense film that brings a title from manga artist Yoshino Sakumi, who died suddenly in 2016, to the big screen for the first time. Tells the story of a high school girl who confronts shocking facts and goes on a journey to find herself. Karen (Ish...

  • PRETENDERS

    PRETENDERS (2021)

    Director
    KUMASAKA Izuru
    Cast
    ONO Karin, MIKAMI Ai, FURUTACHI Kanji

    A rebellious and a bit of a social misfit 17-year-old, Karin is idling around and often absent from school. One day she experiences an indescribable feeling when she gives up her seat on the train to a sick person, and it gives her inspiration. Karin...

  • 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...