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  • The Past is Always New, The Future is Always Nostalgic Photographer Daido Moriyama

    The Past is Always New, The Future is Always Nostalgic Photographer Daido Moriyama (2019)

    Director
    IWAMA Gen
    Cast
    MORIYAMA Daido, KANBAYASHI Yutaka, MACHIGUCHI Satoshi

    Daido Moriyama, age 81, is still active as an artist. He is probably the most prominent and the last charismatic figure in the world of photography. He received numerous awards worldwide including the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the ...

  • KONTORA

    KONTORA (2019)

    Director
    Anshul CHAUHAN
    Cast
    MARUI Wan, MASE Hidemasa, YAMADA Taichi

    After her grandfather dies, Sora retraces the diary written by him during World War II and has begun to search for a mysterious treasure buried in the local woods. Meantime, a homeless man who wordlessly walks backwards appears in the town. One night...

  • Mentai-piriri

    Mentai-piriri (2019)

    Director
    EGUCHI Kan
    Cast
    HAKATA Hanamaru, TOMITA Yasuko

    The life of a businessman who broadened the popularity of mentaiko (spicy cod roe) in Japan serves is the basis for this biographical drama directed by Eguchi Kan who won the Best Action Film award at the 23rd Fantasia International Film Festival for...

  • Dancing Mary

    Dancing Mary (2019)

    Director
    SABU
    Cast
    EXILE NAOTO, YAMADA Aina, ISHIBASHI Ryo

    The efforts of a man and woman struggling to fulfill the wish of a ghost unfold in this fantasy drama directed by SABU whose Mr. Long was screened in the competition section of the 76th Berlin International Film Festival. This film was awarded the Ju...

  • Super Mikincorinista

    Super Mikincorinista (2019)

    Director
    KUSABA Naoya
    Cast
    TAKAYAMA Ruriko

    Winner of two awards at the 41st Pia Film Festival, this drama is the feature-length directorial debut of Kusaba Naoya who completed this film on the side while working for a production company on the sets of commercial film productions. Miki (Takay...

  • The Hardness of Avocado

    The Hardness of Avocado (2019)

    Director
    JO Masaya
    Cast
    MAEHARA Mizuki, TAGA Asami

    Jo Masaya's feature-length directorial debut has picked up awards at PFF Award 2019 and other local independent film competitions. The film stars Maehara Mizuki, a member of theatre troupe Seinendan, in the lead role of Maehara and unspools a realist...

  • OBAKE

    OBAKE (2019)

    Director
    NAKAO Hiromichi
    Cast
    NAKAO Hiromichi, NAKAO Sakutaro, NAKAO Misora

    A semi-autobiographical film by director Nakao Hiromichi, who has so far made films by himself, if at all possible, with the conviction to "keep doing the things he wants to his complete satisfaction". The film earned the Grand Prize at the PFF Award...

  • Japanese Doll of Terror

    Japanese Doll of Terror (2019)

    Director
    MIYAOKA Taro
    Cast
    KOSAKA Nao, HAGIWARA Riku

    The heroine, Yuri, is a university student who spends her days doing what she loves - taking photos of daily scenes with her childhood friend, Masato. One day, Yuri receives an invitation to a party from an unknown sender. Masato also receives the sa...

  • BE YOUR KING

    BE YOUR KING (2019)

    Director
    OKUI Shuji
    Cast
    OKAYAMA Amane, GOTO Yoko, OKADA Yoshinori

    Yusuke's dream is to become a photographer but he was standing on the edge of a cliff. The reality is too harsh to fulfill his dream and he was working at his uncle's ramen shop. One day, Yusuke meets Yukari at the ramen shop and gradually get att...

  • WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

    WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR (2019)

    Director
    SASAKI Katsumi
    Cast
    KANEDA Ibuki, MASADA Kimika, OZEKI Toshikazu

    I hate it…I hate it…I hate it… The worthless stupid comedians, the useless psychology counselor, the fuckin' teacher who fucked me… I hate it…the dumb college student who plays around with their parents money, the meaningless nobody who can't eve...

  • VAMPIRE CLAY~DERIVATION

    VAMPIRE CLAY~DERIVATION (2019)

    Director
    UMEZAWA Soichi
    Cast
    FUJII Itsuki, AMIKO, KUROSAWA Asuka

    Karin, Kyozo Fushimi's daughter works at an art gallery in the suburbs. The police come to tell her that her father ‘s brutally murdered body was found at Aina Academy and Yuri Aina is the prime suspect of her father's killing. Karin haven't seen her...

  • WELCOME TO JAPAN

    WELCOME TO JAPAN (2019)

    Director
    NISHIMURA Yoshihiro
    Cast
    FUJITA Ena, YASHIKI Hiroko, SUZUKI Kimmy

    The year 2020, Japan is about to host The Greater East Asia World Athletic Meet. Kika was raised to be a female assassin from the ultraright-wing group. She works as a construction worker by day and loves eating Japanese foods and cooking "bento (lu...

  • LE CHOCOLAT DE H

    LE CHOCOLAT DE H (2019)

    Director
    WATANABE Takashi
    Cast
    TSUJIGUCHI Hironobu

    Hironobu Tsujiguchi, who is a world-wide famous Japanese pastry chef. This movie is about his journey from finding some ingredients to completing his new recipes of chocolate. The biggest chocolate festival has been held every year in Paris, France...

  • Tokyo Wine Party People

    Tokyo Wine Party People (2019)

    Director
    WADA Hideki
    Cast
    MATSUMURA Sayuri, ONO Ito, ONOZUKA Hayato

    Shino Sakuragi, an office worker in Tokyo, gets invited to a wine party by her boss. It's a bourgeois party, and at first she feels uncomfortable, but soon she hits it off with a male participant, Kazushi Oda. She falls for him because even though ...

  • Angel Sign

    Angel Sign (2019)

    Director
    HOJO Tsukasa, Nonzee NIMIBUTR, Kamila ANDINI
    Cast
    MATSUSHITA Nao, Dean FUJIOKA, OGATA Naoto

    The live-action movie "Angel Sign", the directorial debut of City Hunter and Cat's Eye creator Tsukasa Hojo, is a cinematic adaptation of SILENT MANGA AUDITION®'s award winning entries from Asia, Europe and South America. Selected from among 6888 man...

  • Haruka's Pottery

    Haruka's Pottery (2019)

    Director
    SUETSUGU Naruhito
    Cast
    Nao, HIRAYAMA Hiroyuki, MURAKAMI Jun

    The highly anticipated live-action adaption of the identically titled comic about the pottery arts. Incorporating footage of the fiery kiln, the film depicts the finer qualities of Bizen ware and the dreams as well as passions of the people living in...

  • FIRST LOVE

    FIRST LOVE (2019)

    Director
    MIIKE Takashi
    Cast
    KUBOTA Masataka, UCHINO Seiyo, OMORI Nao

    Director Miike Takashi depicts the events of a single intense night in this original story. Selected for Directors' Fortnight at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Kabukicho, Shinjuku's red-light district. Katsuragi Leo (Kubota Masataka) is a destitute ...

  • Love's Stoppage Time

    Love's Stoppage Time (2019)

    Director
    KAWAI Hayato
    Cast
    ITAGAKI Mizuki, KIRYU Sakura

    Nishina Yuuki's novel of the same name comes to the big screen starring Itagaki Mizuki whose performance in Solomon's Perjury won rave reviews. In the director's chair is Kawai Hayato who has directed many quality teen films including the "Inside Mr....

  • M: Toru Muranishi - Wild Passionate Days

    M: Toru Muranishi - Wild Passionate Days (2019)

    Director
    KATASHIMA Ikki
    Cast
    MURANISHI Toru

    A documentary detailing the glories and failures, creation and destruction of Muranishi Toru, known as the "King of Porn". The summer of 1996 in Hokkaido, Muranishi dares to carry out the simultaneous filming of a straight-to-video movie for the wor...

  • TAGATAMENIKENPOUHAARU

    TAGATAMENIKENPOUHAARU (2019)

    Director
    INOUE Junichi
    Cast
    WATANABE Misako

    Documentary that examines the Constitution of Japan. Follows actress Watanabe Misako as she performs the "Mr. Constitution" monologue presented by TV talent Matsumoto Hiro for twenty-plus years and read-aloud theater about atomic bombs by Watanabe an...

  • DON'T FORGET THE KIDS

    DON'T FORGET THE KIDS (2019)

    Director
    SUMITA Yasushi
    Cast
    KAMATAKI Eri, SUGITA Rairu, TSUBAKI Sango

    Drama that portrays the emotionally devastating "screams of children." Direction and script from Sumita Yasushi, who made his directorial debut with Waruboro and helms for the first time in 12 years. Yukina (Kamataki Eri), who works as a call girl i...

  • Kampai! Sake Sisters

    Kampai! Sake Sisters (2019)

    Director
    KONISHI Mirai
    Cast
    IMADA Miho, CHIBA Marie, Rebekah WILSON-LYE

    Sequel to the documentary Kampai! For the Love of Sake! about Japanese sake. Konishi Mirai helms once again and focuses on women in the world of sake, which was once off-limits to females. Women contribute to all aspects of the Japanese sake industr...

  • Tribe Called Discord: Documentary of GEZAN

    Tribe Called Discord: Documentary of GEZAN (2019)

    Director
    KANDANI Ryosuke
    Cast
    GEZAN, KANDANI Ryosuke

    First-ever documentary film about the youth band GEZAN, a major force in the underground music scene. Since forming in 2009, this high-octane band has put together outdoor festivals and recording labels, and they crowdfunded their way to a tour and r...

  • Beside the Deathbed

    Beside the Deathbed (2019)

    Director
    SHIMOMURA Sachiko
    Cast

    How and where can people take their final breath in happiness? Film adaptation of the TV documentary about dying at home. Director Shimomura Sachiko got behind the camera to capture the subtle emotional changes of people awaiting the end of life. In...

  • Catch me on the shore

    Catch me on the shore (2019)

    Director
    AKAISHI Tomoyuki
    Cast
    SEKIGUCHI Tomohiro, UZAKI Ryudo

    Deals with "regional development" and "work reform", buzzword issues confronting contemporary Japan, in depicting the thrilling revitalization of a depopulated area. Direction and script by Akashi Tomoyuki, known for Kiriko no Fukei and Menkyo ga nai...